NSHS Partners with Junior Achievement High School Heroes Program
Nevada State High School, a local charter school, is participating in the Junior Achievement High School Heroes Program for the 2022-2023 school year. Read on to learn more about the program and how Renegades at Nevada State High School charter school are getting involved with their community!
What is the Junior Achievement (JA) High School Heroes Program?
JA High School Heroes provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. JA High School Heroes is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and is recommended for high school students (Grades 9-12). This educator or volunteer led program can be implemented as a classroom based, remote synchronous, or after school program.
Ms. Candance Wells, a JA Middle & High School Program Coordinator, states that the JA High School Heroes Program teaches students strong leadership and speaking skills. The first part of the program, the in-classroom learning, is facilitated by JA staff. In this training, JA staff teaches the high schoolers the skills they need to be effective presenters for elementary classrooms. The Nevada State High School JA training took place on September 13th at the Henderson Flagship Campus with 50 student RSVPs. Porter Bohlman, a first-year student who attended the High School Heroes training, stated, “At first, I looked at this opportunity to get community service hours. But right as meeting started, they gave us hands on activities about life skills and why it’s important that we have them. This program taught me why it’s so very crucial that we are able communicate with others using compromise.”
After the initial training, students complete part two of the program. The second part of the program involves utilizing the communication and leadership skills learned by volunteering with JA during one of their elementary school events. Students, who have access to a training guide and resources, will volunteer at elementary schools in pairs.
The objectives of the JA High School Heroes Program are:
- To let students know their environment does not dictate their future
- To share life lessons and skills not always practiced at home or school
- To show the students that the community cares about their future
- & To provide mentors that will impact the next generation
From September to May, Nevada State High School students will have the opportunity to volunteer at their choice of 11 local elementary schools!
Helping our Community Thrive
Community involvement is an important factor when considering charter school options. At Nevada State High School, students complete a volunteer requirement to benefit schools and local non-profit organizations. From volunteering at Three Square, Opportunity Village, and Speedway Children’s Charities to participating in our school-wide toy, food, and blood drives, Nevada State High School Renegades love giving back to the community! To learn more about student life at Nevada State High School’s charter school program, visit earlycollegenv.com or follow us on social media @nevadastatehs.
Applications for Spring 2023 open on November 1st! All 11th and 12th grade students in Nevada are encouraged to apply for our local charter school program.