Accenture Learns About JAG and Volunteer Opportunities
Employees and consultants at Accenture’s Hartford office learned about JAG CT recently, and are moving forward to adopt a JAG classroom to get more involved.
JAG participant Amanda Flores, who graduated in June from Manchester High, described her experience with JAG, including how her Specialist, Justine Meyer, helped her excel in high school, and is helping her stay on track now that she is working full-time and attending Manchester Community College.
Meyer, who was recently promoted also to Lead Specialist for JAG’s CT team, described how JAG’s relatively small cohort size at each school allows her to spend more time with her students.
We also described the competencies JAG teaches, discussing how they prepare students for success in post-secondary education and the workforce, and how JAG’s student-led Career Association offers important leadership experience for all participants..
JAG CT is also on Accenture’s list of suggested charitable giving opportunities. Adopting a classroom will mean Accenture’s employees will visit a particular classroom on a regular basis throughout the year. JAG CT welcomes guest speakers to discuss leadership and other JAG competencies, and to share their own career experience; visiting more often lets volunteers build a relationship with students and their Specialist. Click here for more information on adopting a classroom.
Thanks to Accenture’s Hartford Human Reources Lead Camille Lee for arranging the visit!