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Junior Achievement of Georgia (Partnership)

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate, Pre-Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Chin, Eleanor
echin@gsu.edu
404-413-7761

Address
55 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

RCB's partnership with Junior Achievement is designed to

Benefits

Incoming freshmen students at the Robinson College of Business satisfy their “Atlanta-based Learning” requirement by volunteering at Junior Achievement of Georgia.

Discipline Focus
Business Management

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Other, This program is available to all incoming freshmen at the Robinson College of Business. The incoming freshmen are mentors and coaches of a large group of diverse 7th and 8th grade students from school districts in the Atlanta metro area. The RCB student mentors help provide the linkage between academics and real world applications of those concepts. In the process, the incoming freshmen learn how to be good coaches and mentors by doing. They also begin the shift from high school student to becoming a business professional. It is a win-win experience for all.

Race/Ethnic Group
Does not provide racial/ethnic minority group specialized programming

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2017

Number Served

Research Components and Activities

other

Other: During FY 17 and 18, the Robinson College of Business developed an innovative co-curricular activity in conjunction with Junior Achievement by leveraging the Atlanta Based Learning requirement assignment in several sections of GSU 1010 that blurs the lines between first year programs, curricular and co-curricular activities. Several sections of GSU 1010 taught by the Robinson College of Business have leveraged this assignment to engage Georgia State students as volunteers at Junior Achievements Discovery Center, located in the Georgia World Congress Center.

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

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Self-efficacy Emphasis

Workshops, coaching and feedback sessions.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

RCB freshmen coach 7th and 8th grade students through a series of role plays designed to achieve two goals: provide better understanding of personal finance and the implications of their choices. Help students understand how companies function. They price and sell products and can see the impact of their pricing and promotions on the company’s bottom line. RCB freshmen are taught to guide, coach and support the students through this journey.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Additional Information

Feedback is provided by staff at Junior Achievement as well as both sets of students

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

The day concludes with a feedback session where the 7th and 8th grades provide feedback on the day. There is robust applause and reinforcement of the learnings. The debrief of the RCB freshmen takes place in two ways: each student writes a short paper providing their own feedback on the experience. A class debrief occurs in the class immediately following the event.

Evaluation Methods

external review/evaluation, other

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

Other

Other: Building confidence in this new segment of their journey, i.e. the transition from HS to college. Also, the reinforcement of their own understanding of personal finance and the roles and goals of businesses.

Outcome Milestones

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Key Performance Indicators

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Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2017

Number Served

Research Components and Activities

other

Other: During FY 17 and 18, the Robinson College of Business developed an innovative co-curricular activity in conjunction with Junior Achievement by leveraging the Atlanta Based Learning requirement assignment in several sections of GSU 1010 that blurs the lines between first year programs, curricular and co-curricular activities. Several sections of GSU 1010 taught by the Robinson College of Business have leveraged this assignment to engage Georgia State students as volunteers at Junior Achievements Discovery Center, located in the Georgia World Congress Center.

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

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Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Workshops, coaching and feedback sessions.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

RCB freshmen coach 7th and 8th grade students through a series of role plays designed to achieve two goals: provide better understanding of personal finance and the implications of their choices. Help students understand how companies function. They price and sell products and can see the impact of their pricing and promotions on the company’s bottom line. RCB freshmen are taught to guide, coach and support the students through this journey.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Orientation (e.g. reviewing norms, expectations, structures, goals and/or protocols), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Additional Information

Feedback is provided by staff at Junior Achievement as well as both sets of students

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

The day concludes with a feedback session where the 7th and 8th grades provide feedback on the day. There is robust applause and reinforcement of the learnings. The debrief of the RCB freshmen takes place in two ways: each student writes a short paper providing their own feedback on the experience. A class debrief occurs in the class immediately following the event.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

external review/evaluation, other

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

Other

Other: Building confidence in this new segment of their journey, i.e. the transition from HS to college. Also, the reinforcement of their own understanding of personal finance and the roles and goals of businesses.