Roxanne Mclean's 3rd Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Roxanne McLean’s 3rd grade class at Jody Richards Elementary School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Gabby Bradley who is a Graduate Assistant at Western Kentucky University. 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. Gabby’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is seeing the look on the faces of the students when they realized they were having JA that day. She also said, “The kids were so excited to make the pop-up buildings and to learn about different zones in a city. Their favorite part was getting to place their building in the right zone on the map.”
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.