Chesterton High School and Junior Achievement (JA) of Chicago participated in a JA in a Day program at Newton Yost Elementary School on March 5, 2019.
The 23 CHS cadet teacher students taught 18 grade K-4 JA programs to over 300 Yost students. This collaboration allowed the CHS students to fulfill their required senior service hours as well as gain valuable teaching experience to fulfill requirements for the cadet teaching program. It also allowed Newton Yost Elementary to participate in a whole-school JA program. The CHS students will also be eligible for scholarships through Junior Achievement’s High School Heroes program. Junior Achievement provides programs that teach financial literacy, responsibility, and entrepreneurship to students in grades K-12.