JA Experience Stretches Across Three Generations

[Downtown Colorado Springs]It is common to hear of parents and students who both have a Junior Achievement connection. But three generations of Junior Achievement from the same family? David Loose, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado <http://bit.ly/1gSn6O6> in Colorado Springs, shared the story of how a first-time JA volunteer completed her family?s three-generation-JA-circle.As Lisa Ponczoch, volunteer services manager for JA of Southern Colorado, was training her volunteers, she began talking with one of them. Robin Chamberlin from Hewlett Packard <http://bit.ly/1CpIC7G> was a first-time JA volunteer. Robin has been a release manager at Hewlett Packard since 2004 and is responsible for supervising the process of preparing new software for release to guarantee a smooth and successful product launch. As Lisa talked to Robin about her decision to volunteer, Lisa was surprised to hear Robin say her family was excited about her joining the JA team of volunteers. Unaware at the time she signed up with her fellow Hewlett Packard employees, Robin completed a three-generation connection to Junior Achievement in her family.During the 1970s, Robin?s mother worked for General Motors <http://bit.ly/1GpOmFC> in Ohio and volunteered for two years at Robin?s elementary school. Robin?s daughter, now in her twenties, had JA classes beginning in fifth grade and going all the way through high school.This year Robin volunteered to teach two different schools the fourth grade JA Our Region <http://bit.ly/1r9wAQh> ? program. Robin said she loves the program and the students and will continue volunteering for years to come.

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