On Oct. 24, Jeff Lemmer, executive vice president of Information Technology, Ford Credit, had the opportunity to support Junior Achievement (JA), a charity he champions at Ford Credit.
Lemmer and several executives from various local companies gathered at the César Chávez Elementary Academy in Detroit. During the JA program, the children spent the day focused on activities learning more about how to be successful in the global economy.
Operating since 1919, JA is a non-profit organization that provides a series of business, economic, and life-skills programs to enhance the education of young people. Lemmer spent the day with a first grade class, working through several hands-on activities.
“This was by far one of the most enriching community service experiences I have had. It was my pleasure to spend the day with these inspiring children. It is never easy walking into an unknown situation – but this was truly rewarding. The children welcomed me and the change to their schedule. They were bright and engaging throughout the day,” said Lemmer after his experience at César Chávez.
“If you haven’t volunteered for Junior Achievement, you are truly missing an opportunity,” he added.
If you are interested in supporting JA, please contact Wendi Rhoad (firstname.lastname@example.org). Spring classes with be opening up in the New Year.