Kayleigh Embry’s 2nd grade class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Kayleigh Embry’s 2nd grade class at Lost River Elementary. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Les Stevens who is the Senior Resource Supply Chain Leader at Country Oven Bakery. The 2nd grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our Community” and it introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives, including how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community's success. The lesson uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy. Les even brought gloves and hair nets from Country Oven Bakery for the kids to wear while they “worked” in the JA donut shop during session 3 of their JA program... and they loved it! Les’ favorite part of volunteering for JA is the interaction with the kids who are so eager to learn. He also said, “This is not about me, it is about giving back to make a positive change. If we all just pick up our corner in the community we will see a positive change.”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 6 counties and reached over 9,800 students during the 2015-2016 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.