Volunteer teachers from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) walked K-5 students at Valley Elementary in Poway, Calif., through a collection of business-themed lessons on May 22. Prepared by Junior Achievement (JA), the class materials are designed to expand elementary school children’s perception of how the world works for adults. The volunteers from Bridgepoint acted as a conduit for this information, teaching from the perspective of real-world adults with real-work information.
“We’re very grateful for the opportunity to support Junior Achievement,” said Jennifer Love Bruce, Bridgepoint Education’s associate vice president of Community Relations. “Their curriculum provides elementary school youth an excellent opportunity to see how adults think and work, through the eyes of grown-ups working in their community.”
Junior Achievement’s “what adults do” learning experience is at the core of JA Teach Day. Children in the classroom are exposed to different facets of an adult’s workday experience, and JA lessons relate big-picture economic concepts and responsibilities to each student’s experience in their family, community, and country. More information on Junior Achievement of San Diego and Imperial Counties can be found on their website at jasandiego.org.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.