Meg Tyler’s 6th grade class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Meg Tyler’s 6th grade class at Bowling Green Junior High School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Stephanie McGehee-Shacklette who is an Attorney and Partner at Berry & McGehee, PLLC. Their Junior Achievement program is titled “JA It’s My Business” and it focuses on encouraging students to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills. Those skills include knowing customers' wants and needs, launching effective marketing, and creating detailed business plans. By examining the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, students learn that a belief in one's self can make positive things happen in life. Stephanie’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is, “learning from the students. They have extraordinary ideas! I love encouraging them to pursue their ideas, and teach them a little bit about business along the way.” She also said, “Teaching my JA class is the best part of my day! I always come away with a bright, positive outlook on the future. The kids are so excited to learn and they have fantastic business ideas!”
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.