All Community and Pro Bono Service (except Junior Achievement volunteers) must be coordinated through our Chapter's Director of Pro Bono and Community Service and must follow the guidelines provided by our national organization at the following address:
Visit Grace Place Website at: http://www.graceplacenaples.org
Junior Achievement utilizes volunteers from around the community and within local companies and businesses to bring hands on experience to students to help them understand the economics of life. These dedicated "business consultants" give a small amount of their time to implement Junior Achievement programs and enhance the prepared curriculum with their personal and professional experience and insight. The purpose is to educate and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy
If you tell me something, I'll forget it. If you teach me something, I MIGHT remember it. If you engage me and involve me, I LEARN. That's what Junior Achievement is. It engages, involves, and gets young people wrapped up and enthralled in the Free Enterprise System when they are young.
If interested in volunteering please feel free to contact Junior Achievement directly.
Our Chapter would like to be able to encourage and recognize members who serve the community. In addition, Libby can help you connect with Chapter members involved with Junior Achievement, as well as tell you about other community service opportunities.
Junior Achievement Contact:
Cecilia St. Arnold
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida
9530 Marketplace Road, Suite 104
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Phone: (239) 225-2590
Fax: (239) 225-2565
About Harry Chapin
The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank is"to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties through education andby working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.
Food Bank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food (8,048,909 lbs.) and other grocery products, valued at nearly $13 million per year. Compared to calendar year 2008 (4,522,880 ilbs.), there were 3,526,029 additional pounds distributes or an increase of 78%.
Distribution Per Week: 154, 787 lbs.
Per Month: 670, 742 lbs.