Volunteer Impact Verified by Saving Student

One of the most rewarding experiencing a JA volunteer can have is hearing that they?ve made a real difference in the life of young person. This is especially true when the feedback comes directly from a student. Recently, Nate Pezewski, JA Personal Finance volunteer, had just such an experience.[JA Personal Finance] <https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/ja-programs?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_abcd&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=maximized&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=ja-column-1&p_p_col_count=2&_56_INSTANCE_abcd_groupId=14516&_56_INSTANCE_abcd_articleId=19571>Denese Mace, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin <http://www.jawis.org/> , wrote, "One of our best JA Personal Finance <https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/ja-programs?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_abcd&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=maximized&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=ja-column-1&p_p_col_count=2&_56_INSTANCE_abcd_groupId=14516&_56_INSTANCE_abcd_articleId=19571> volunteers, Nate Pezewski, was shopping at T.J. Maxx in Wausau recently and came across a student from the class he had taught earlier in the spring. They chatted briefly, and she told him that because of that class, she had put $1,000 into a Roth IRA for her future education. She was so inspired by what she learned that she wanted to do something to invest in her own future." Pezewski was thrilled that he had gotten through to the student and was touched by her parting words: "Thank you for the advice and keep making a difference."Volunteers play a key role in bringing Junior Achievement to life. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills with student in their community, volunteers help students connect what they are learning in school with what they need to succeed in work and life. In Pezewski?s case, he not only helped a young person make the connection, he also helped her to form a plan to finance her bright future.

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