Ellen Howard's Kindergarten Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Ellen Howard’s Kindergarten class at McNeill Elementary. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Leslie Wright who is the Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator at Rafferty’s Incorporated. Leslie is a JA Alumni and has been a JA volunteer for over 10 years. The Kindergarten Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Ourselves” and it focuses on using storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. Leslie’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is “seeing the excitement of the children, every week they are so excited to see me and what activities we are going to be doing that day. They always remember what we talked about the previous week, so knowing that I am impacting these young children in our community makes giving my time more than worth it.” She also said, “Being a JA volunteer impacts so many children. Giving your time one day a week for 6 weeks will impact these children for the rest of their lives. If you want to get involved please contact your local JA office and find out how to become a part of this wonderful organization.”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 6 counties and reached over 10,700 students during the 2016-2017 year. Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. For more information on Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky please visit www.jaforkids.com.