Student of the Week: Amber R

Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 8:04 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 6, 2020 at 9:58 AM CST
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Student of the Week 11-4
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The JA Student of the Week is Amber, a 9th grader at Barren County High School who has completed the program JA Real Jobs, Real World. It focuses on guiding students through the career searching process. Students also learn specifically about the 100 “hot jobs” that represent Kentucky’s top workforce needs, while also understanding the importance of making good education and career choices. Amber wants to have a career as either a doctor or a writer. Amber’s favorite part of JA was “looking into colleges.” She also said, “I’ve learned helpful knowledge to keep wanting to get good grades and pursue my career when I get older.”

About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)

Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky serves 9 counties and reaches over 12,700 students yearly. 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

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