Miranda Young’s 1st grade class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Miranda Young’s 1st-grade class at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Leslie McCoy who is the Director of Communications at Bowling Green Independent Schools. 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. Leslie’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is the students since they are always happy and eager to learn. She also said, “Junior Achievement teaches students valuable life skills using community volunteers. The students learn from both the curriculum and the perspectives of the volunteers.”
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.