This week’s JA People of Action features Mike Thompson
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -
This week’s JA People of Action features Mike Thompson, Senior Vice President at Bank of Edmonson County who is volunteering in 5th grade at Edmonson County 5/6 Center. The 5th grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our Nation” and it focuses on providing practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program’s end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math, that will make their futures brighter. Mike’s favorite part of JA is, “Witnessing the growth in knowledge and confidence of the students between the first and final lessons.” He also said, “In 15 years as a JA volunteer I have been blessed to work with so many outstanding teachers and students. Realizing the limitless possibilities for our future through the eyes of an inspired child is the most rewarding aspect of my involvement with this wonderful organization.
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 www.jaforkids.com.
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