Shannon Jolly's 3rd Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Shannon Jolly’s 3rd grade class at Alvaton Elementary School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Cynthia Rider who is a retired Alvaton Elementary 4th grade teacher. 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. Cynthia’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is how the children get excited and love the JA activities. She also said, “Junior Achievement is an amazing experience for the students, teachers, and JA volunteers. Everyone learns and has a great time!”
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