Providence, R.I. – Despite being in the middle of their season, coming off a road test at No. 3 Cornell and looking forward to its first home meet of the season this weekend, the Brown wrestling team took off on Monday to travel to Woonsocket to teach elementary school as part of Junior Achievement.
The Bears in association with Junior Achievement, the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs, visited Citizens Memorial School in Woonsocket, to teach lesson plans to elementary students.
"It is always important that Brown student-athletes give back to community. Any time you can influence children is definitely a big plus," said head coach Dave Amato. "Junior Achievement is organization that helps today's youth and we are very proud that at Brown our student-athletes can be a part of it."
The Bears spent the entire school day with the children, explaining the importance of thinking about financial stability through entrepreneurship and creating a path to successful and fulfilling employment.
The Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
For more information on Junior Achievement, visit www.RI.JA.org.