Melanie Keeling's 12th Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Melanie Keeling’s 12th grade class at Warren East High School. Her class was led by JA Volunteers Peyton McCain, who is a Marketing Intern at Franklin Bank and Trust Company, and Emily McAbee, who is the Assistant Head Teller at Franklin Bank and Trust Company. Their Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Career Success” and it focuses on equipping students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. Peyton’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is working with high school seniors since he can find ways to relate their work experience to the lessons that are being taught. He also said, “My experience with Junior Achievement has been extremely enriching. The great involvement from Junior Achievement of SCKY, Miss Keeling, and Miss Keeling’s class has made volunteering an absolute pleasure. I look forward to working with JA in the future! If you’ve never volunteered for JA before, give it a try… you won’t regret it!” Emily’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is getting to work with students who are close to her age since it shows them that you don’t have to be older to be successful in life. She also said, “Volunteering for Junior Achievement helped me to branch outside of my comfort zone to get more comfortable with talking and presenting to people. I am glad I got the opportunity to teach JA!”
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.