San Diego-based employees from Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) and its two academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, joined forces with Junior Achievement of San Diego to deliver business knowledge to schoolchildren during a “Teacher for a Day” event on May 18. The event, held at Valley Elementary School in Poway, Calif., was the latest in Bridgepoint’s overarching effort to give back to the community and encourage volunteerism.
Teacher for a Day is a Junior Achievement sponsored elementary school program designed to introduce adult thinking into young students’ education, giving them a taste of career interest, economics, on-the-job thinking and what sort of activity goes into a day in the workplace. Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University, and University of the Rockies volunteers geared their instruction towards each grade level, beginning with a concise self-view for the kindergartners on up to concepts from the nation and the global stage for fifth and sixth graders.
“Junior Achievement’s Teacher for a Day program puts members of the business community in front of curious children and provides them with a picture of the way people think at work,” stated Michelle Savarese, Bridgepoint’s associate vice president of Learning and Development. “Bridgepoint employees showed overwhelming interest in taking part. I applaud their volunteer spirit and their interest in giving back to the community.”
Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University and University of the Rockies have supported Junior Achievement San Diego as a part of the Teacher for a day event for the past three years, working at Valley Elementary, as well as Creekside, Morningview, and Pomerado Elementary Schools. Bridgepoint and Ashford personnel at the company's new offices in Denver, Colo., have also participated in the Junior Achievement Teacher for a day program, sending 63 Denver-area volunteers to Englewood Middle School and Godsman Elementary School.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education’s postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education’s regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.
About University of the Rockies
University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in master's and doctorate degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org), classes are offered online and at the University's Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 866.621.0124 x2513.