Belle Fourche business executives and community leaders will volunteer their time Wednesday, Dec.4, to present the Junior Achievement "Excelling through Ethics" program to Belle Fourche high school students.
During their visit to the high school classrooms, they will teach students that ethical behavior is essential in their school life, personal life and in the workplace. Key topics will include ethics, morals, values, perspective and character.
The JA Excelling through Ethics program partners local business executives and community leaders who will share basic values and beliefs, as well as engage students in discussions, on the role of ethics in their school life and in their own personal and business dealings.
This program gives students a hands-on experience to help them prepare to make ethical decisions.
According to a JA news release, throughout South Dakota, over 350 business executives and community leaders will impact more than 7,000 high school students through the program.
Junior Achievement of South Dakota President Kayla Eitreim, said, “Junior Achievement appreciates the opportunity to visit with high school students about the impact of ethical (and unethical) decisions during the JA Excelling through Ethics program. JA strives to prepare our students to be successful in their careers and in life. Developing an understanding of the ethical decision making process is valuable for all students today and in the future.”
This year, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they learned from their local business executives and community leaders by competing in a statewide JA Excelling through Ethics virtual competition. The competition is sponsored by The Achievement Foundation.