More than 60 members of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) volunteered to help children at two local schools on Oct. 18 as part of their REALTORS in the Classroom program in partnership with Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.
REALTORS in the Classroom is an annual community service program organized and sponsored by GLVAR to support children and their education. Volunteer REALTORS spent the day teaming up with teachers to teach their classes for the day, while sharing their experiences and discussing life skills.
GLVAR members worked with students throughout the day at Judith Steele Elementary School, at 6995 W. Eldorado Lane, and at Robert Lunt Elementary School, at 2701 E. Harris Ave. in Las Vegas.
Local REALTOR Shawn Cunningham, a member of GLVAR’s Board of Directors and one of the main organizers of the event, said it is rewarding for GLVAR members to work directly with local students and teachers and “helps empower, inspire and prepare young people to succeed in school and in life.”
About the GLVAR
GLVAR was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 14,000 local members with education, training and political representation. The local representative of the National Association of REALTORS®, GLVAR is the largest professional organization in Southern Nevada. Each GLVAR member receives the highest level of professional training and must abide by a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit www.LasVegasRealtor.com.
About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. Its current local programs span grades K-12, with age-appropriate curricula. At the elementary level, students learn about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers while focusing on key life skills like the importance of saving, and the difference between wants and needs. Middle and high school students learn about key economic principles, workforce issues they will face, personal budgeting and credit.