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Education Academy Students Teach Financial Literacy at Meadow Elementary School

Baldwin High School Partners with Junior Achievement for High School Heroes Program for Over 15 Years 

Baldwin High School students in the Education Academy are already gaining hands on experience in the education world through their Introduction to Teaching class. The aspiring teachers recently taught financial literacy to nine classes, grades 2 and 3, at Meadow Elementary School as part of the “High School Heroes” program sponsored by Junior Achievement for New York. In addition to learning important pedagogy skills, the academy students learned about financial literacy, time management, community, family, leadership skills, accountability, and discipline.

“The teacher is one of the greatest learners of all time, and every time they teach a student, they too gain knowledge; it’s is a two-way process,” explained Samantha Billig, Family & Consumer Sciences teacher at Baldwin High School, who also serves as advisor for the Education Academy. “It is inspiring to teach students who are driven to become life-long learners. I am so proud of these students’ accomplishments, as the Education Academy is newly developing in such challenging times, and we have not skipped a beat.”

In addition to the benefits of the hands-on experience, participants in “High School Heroes” have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships through the Junior Achievement Association. This is the 16th year the district has partnered with Junior Achievement.