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ECHS students teach Junior Achievement lessons at T.J. Austin ES

January 27, 2017

 

Forty-three 9th and 10th graders from Tyler ISD’s Early College High School (ECHS) spent the day teaching financial literacy lessons to students at T.J. Austin Elementary School through the Junior Achievement’s (JA) High School Heroes – JA for a Day program. The students taught financial literacy lessons using materials and training provided by JA.

 

This is the first time for ECHS students to participate in a JA for a Day event. ECHS teachers Laura Agnew, Paul Arrington, and Jane Post guided the students throughout the day; helping them collaborate with the Austin classroom teachers and students.

 

“I felt that the students could really pick up on what we were saying,” ECHS student, Alexis Jones, said. “It was so much fun to see their eyes light up.”

 

“I loved their attitude,” classmate, Jesus Odaz, said. “They had so much character and so much personality bursting out of them.”

 

More than 70 ECHS students signed up to participate in the JA for a Day program. Since the students had no attendance, behavioral or grade issues to consider, Mr. Arrington and other ECHS teachers basically had to draw 40 students’ names out of a hat. They are hoping to expand the program so that more than 40 students can participate when they go to Bell Elementary this spring.

 

"I can't express how proud I am of our students at ECHS,” Mr. Arrington said. “The work they put in, their patience as they learned to take on the role of teacher, and the compassion and love that they showed in their classes was truly inspiring. Today was one of the most rewarding days of my career.”

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