Mrs. Clark's 3rd Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Mrs. Clark’s 3rd grade class at Potter Gray Elementary School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Laura Childers who is an Interior Designer. The 3rd grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our City” and it focuses on introducing students to the characteristics of cities and how cities are shaped by zoning. Students also learn about the importance of money to a city; how financial institutions help businesses and city residents; and how the media is an integral part of a city's life. Students learn the role of an entrepreneur by exploring what it takes to open a restaurant. Laura’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is the lessons and the fact that they are prepared and ready to teach. She also said, “The lessons are very interactive with the kids, its fun to see these big ideas click on their level, and they remember from year to year what they learned in JA!”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 6 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 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.