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National Volunteer Appreciation Month–Nicole Dube

Apr 7, 2016

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month we are going to feature some of our employees who give back to the community.

Nicole Dube has been a local volunteer for the Junior Achievement Program for over ten years. Her exceptional dedication to helping young students shows through in her many activities and hours spent in various classrooms. Nicole spends her time teaching students about earning, spending, sharing and saving money.

“When I walk through the door I am always greeted with hugs and hellos,” says Nicole Dube. “They immediately ask, ‘what are we learning today?’ The kids seem to have so much fun. They don’t even realize they are learning. It’s rewarding to see how much they retain in the short amount of time we have together and from the look on their faces you can tell they enjoy it. I love working with the kids and appreciate that I work for a company that allows me to volunteer in the community.”

Junior Achievement of Maine teaches K-12 students the skills they will need to succeed as adults: Financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

The program matches volunteers from Maine's business community with classrooms across the state. Those volunteers both teach the programs and model success for Maine kids. The goal of the program is to create a stronger economic future for all Mainers.

“Classroom volunteers are invaluable in the unique way that they support learning,” states Ms. Fournier, a teacher at St. James School where Nicole Dube recently taught a Junior Achievement Program. “Volunteers give tirelessly of themselves as they encourage and inspire students.”

Nicole also volunteers at St. James School, Thornton Academy, Mildred L. Day School, her local church, Saco Meals Program and the United Way of York County. Thank you Nicole for everything that you do and we appreciate all of your hard work.

 

For more information on the Junior Achievement Program, visit juniorachievement.org.