Junior Achievement of Oklahoma
Amy Michalcik has been named outstanding mentor for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma (JA), Tulsa Region, which fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills in students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Sara Weller, program director for the Tulsa region of Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, nominated Amy because of her willingness to work with multiple classes each semester, her enthusiasm and her dedication to delivering quality programming to the students in the Tulsa metro area.
“She is someone we can trust to dive in and do great work with our school partners,” Weller said.
Amy is a community volunteer and former accounting professional. Since 2011, she has taught classes to over 900 students in 36 classrooms across Tulsa.
In addition to her work as a JA instructor, Amy has also been a part of the Junior Achievement Investor Challenge.
“Amy is often requested by teachers she has partnered with in the past as a result of her quality mentorship experience,” Weller said.
Amy indicated that “she enjoyed mentoring with JA so much, that she went back to earn her MBA from the [University of Tulsa] last spring, to gain more financial knowledge to share with students….” Now that is dedication, added Weller.