Why The International Girls Academy?
IGA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. IGA’s unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:
20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
WHICH WAY TO IGA
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in New Jersey by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with IGA? You can make a donation directly
to IGA of New Jersey!
Is your company looking to partner with an organization that makes a difference in the lives of youth in your community? The International Girls Academy programs that are delivered to students in the classroom or in a simulated community (depending on the location). IGA programs are developed with a focus on several different critically needed areas; STEM, building Leadership Skills, Uplifting At-Risk Communities, Work Readiness and Soft Skills, Business Ethics, College Readiness, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Industry Focus (Manufacturing/Health), Global Education and Financial Literacy.
YOUR DONATION HELPS IGA REACH STUDENTS
IGA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in the global economy. By partnering with IGA you will empower young people to own their economic success.
IGA WILL HELP PREPARE YOUR FUTURE WORKFORCE
IGA will help you develop leaders with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
IGA PROVIDES AN ENRICHING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES
IGA will empower your employees with quality, skills-based volunteering experiences in the community using proven programs that change young peoples' lives.
Groups of all sizes through your organization can volunteer during work hours, on-site and off-site, to share your experiences and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with IGA? You can volunteer in your community directly.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
By being a IGA volunteer and sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students from your community, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.
INSPIRE A FUTURE GENERATION
For a time investment of only an hour each day in one week, you may be the difference between a young person in your community just making ends meet or getting a more fulfilling career and life.
IGA PROVIDES AN AMAZING AND REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
IGA gives you an opportunity through your employer's volunteer program (or on your own) to impact young people in your community in a positive way with simple to implement programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.
HOW IT WORKS: TWO PATHS TO VOLUNTEER
IGA partners with organizations that provide monetary support to help deliver IGA programs and to develop other partnership efforts. These organizations also provide their employee base to be volunteers in the classroom to deliver IGA programming.
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Individuals in our community can reach out directly to us to set-up a time to volunteer in the classroom.
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CHOOSE YOUR SCHEDULE
Whichever way you get to IGA your IGA Program Manager will coordinate schedules with you and a classroom teacher. They will also provide you with a short but effective training session and will make sure you are completely ready for your amazing experience!
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DURING THE VISIT
Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 10 weeks. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We're flexible
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Students love the hands-on learning opportunities that IGA programs provide. The IGA volunteer is the critical component in the success of IGA programs, and sharing their professional or personal experiences that align with IGA program content helps students see how IGA can help them achieve their dreams!
WAYS TO VOLUNTEER
A VOLUNTEER TEACHING STUDENTS IN A CLASSROOM
Where: In a school classroom in our community
Time Investment: Typically one hour, for five days
As a IGA Traditional Volunteer, you'll be paired with a teacher in a classroom. This delivery method is an effective and popular way to show students a connection between the skills they are learning in the classroom and how they can get a more fulfilling career and life.
A VOLUNTEER WORKING WITH STUDENTS
IGA In A Day
Where: In a school classroom in our community
Time Investment: Just one day
This experience uses the same IGA programs as the traditional method, but it's condensed into a single day for a high-impact experience! Perfect for the volunteer who can take just a day away from work.
SCIENCE STUDENTS WORKING IN A CLASSROOM
Experience IGA Job Shadow
Where: At your company or organization
Time Investment: Typically a half business day
Students in our community come to you! You'll give them insight into your job and give them a tour of your company so they can have an opportunity to see how work gets done. It's a really great way to show them how products are made or services are promoted.
You'll be in an actual simulated city! You'll help guide students through their assigned family scenario where they will visit many different businesses. They must purchase items to meet the needs of their family, such as insurance, clothing, transportation, housing, groceries, and childcare—without spending more than they earn.
Quality volunteers from the community serve as role models to your students through IGAs proven hands-on, experiential learning programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.
LEARN MORE ABOUT IGA PROGRAMS
Not an Educator? Find out how you can get IGA Into your school.
Bring The International Girls Academy to your classroom
The International Girls Academy brings quality volunteers from the community into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.
IMPORTANCE OF STAYING IN SCHOOL
IGA reinforces the value of an education.
PREPARATION FOR THE REAL WORLD
HOW IT WORKS
We make it easy! Just give us a call or email us, and one of our helpful IGA Program Managers will reach out to you to answer any questions you may have. They can also visit with you personally, if you prefer!
CHOOSE YOUR SCHEDULE
Your IGA Program Manager will coordinate schedules with you and an amazing IGA volunteer. Your IGA experience can be in your classroom either for a whole day, or typically, about an hour a day for one week.
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DURING THE VISIT
Your IGA Volunteer can take it from here! It is always appreciated having you in the classroom during the visit to help provide assistance with handouts or other needs from the students.
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By the end of the first visit, you will see how the IGA experience motivated your students and kept them engaged! They also now have a better understanding of why school is important for their future!
Would you like to have The International Girls Academy in your child's classroom?
Just contact us or reach out to your school's PTO!