Katie Colter's 1st Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Katie Colter’s 1st grade class at Warren Elementary School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Rebecca G. Lee who is the Associate Vice President of Marketing at Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College. The 1st grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our Families” and it focuses on explaining how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. Rebecca’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is that the kids are always so happy to see her and seemed to enjoy the class. She also said, “I just finished teaching my first Junior Achievement program and the experience was delightful. The children were always excited to see me and many rushed to give me a hug each time I came to the class. I was amazed by how quickly the children learned the vocabulary and caught on to the lesson of the day. They seemed truly engaged in the activities. Having the kit and the lesson plan made it easy to prepare for each of my visits to the classroom. I would volunteer for JA again.”
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.