April 3, 2007 > Students learn from PG&E employees
Students learn from PG&E employees
40 PG&E volunteers teamed up with Junior Achievement at Warm Springs Elementary School
Giving teachers a break, 40 PG&E employees taught a Junior Achievement curriculum at Warm Springs Elementary School last Thursday and shared their unique perspective on the value and importance of education with 700 third to sixth graders. Jeff Butler, senior vice president of energy delivery for PG&E, presented a $2,500 contribution from PG&E to Warm Springs Elementary School. Butler, who is vice chairman of the board for Junior Achievement of the Bay Area, also taught a fifth grade class.
Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and prepare students to succeed in a global economy. PG&E employees are involved in Junior Achievement's Elementary School Program, a first look at how education and economics play a role in the workplace. PG&E volunteers led children from third to sixth grade through a series of hands-on activities that demonstrated basic economic principles and the children's role in these principles.