vCom volunteers had a blast teaching local second graders at Hidden Hills Elementary School in San Ramon, CA on January 25th. The kids learned about the different jobs available in their local economy, got to run a donut shop where they learned unit production vs. assembly line production, and used a rap song to learn about the flow of money through the economy. Both teachers and kids had a great time and learned a lot from each other, although as one volunteer teacher commented about the second graders – “they’re a lot tougher than they look.”
vCom is an enthusiastic supporter of Junior Achievement in Northern California. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that teaches young people about money management and how business works. In the 2012-2013 school year, the Northern California chapter will reach more than 126,000 students in Northern and Central California. vCom CEO, Gary Storm, services on the Board of JA Northern California. The vCom team’s next JA event is the March 7th Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser in Danville.