Hannah Scheidegger's Kindergarten Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Hannah Scheidegger’s Kindergarten class at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Jennifer Smith who is a JA Alum and the Director of Government and Community Relations at Western Kentucky University. 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. Jennifer’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is working with the students since they are so excited and engaged with the lessons. She also said, “Junior Achievement is my way of giving back to my community. I hope that through working with the students they will have a better understanding of our community’s work and will want to give back as well.”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 7 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 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. For more information on Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky please visit www.jaforkids.com.