Junior Achievement Greece (SEN/JA Greece) runs the programmes of Junior Achievement Worldwide, a non-profit youth organisation which works with local businesses and organizations to deliver experiential programmes on the topics of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to students. The programmes of SEN/JA Greece are run with the assistance of volunteers from businesses and banks, who work closely with the teachers of the participating schools. These volunteers, acting as links between the school and the labour market, bring students in touch with modern trends in the business world. SEN/JA Greece programmes are adapted to the learning needs of students of all ages.
HBA is a member of JA Greece since 2007 and Gold Sponsor of the ¡Banks in Action¢ programme. The programme addresses 15- to 18-year-old students and consists of eight hourly sessions delivered by volunteers from banks who are trained jointly by HBI and JA Greece. Through hands-on classroom activities, the programme gives students the opportunity to:
- develop an understanding of the banking industry;
- acquire skills related to managing their finances as informed consumers; and
- learn about banking professions so as to broaden their horizons as future professionals.