As part of our Commitment to Community and Education and Training Principles, the Co-op encourages its employees to get involved in their local communities. Some of our employees continue to participate in Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore in conjunction with Caroline Co. Public Schools this past spring.
In this program, Nikki Welzel, Disbursements Control Accountant, Kim Bilbrough, an Office Specialist, Paula Bishop, Vice President of Human Resources, and Barbie Faulkner, Manager of Accounting, taught third and seventh graders at Denton Elementary, Federalsburg Elementary, and Lockerman Middle School about basic finance and business.
Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth, grades K-12 both public and private, on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. The hands on, age appropriate programs inspire youth to live within their means, prepare for the world of work, and understand the free enterprise system. This program enhances what students learn in school and directly applies to real life applications, making school relevant, and increasing the students’ engagement in the classroom.
“It’s a wonderful way to interact with our local community and directly impact the future of the Eastern Shore,” said Nikki Welzel. “I hope I can participate again next year.”
Choptank Electric is looking forward to supporting the program in the future and congratulates all of our participating employees on a job well done.