This week’s JA People of Action features Heather Hawkins
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -
This week’s JA People of Action features Heather Hawkins, a Mortgage Banker at First Bank. Heather is teaching the Junior Achievement program titled “Real Jobs, Real World” which guides students through the career searching process. Students will 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. Heather’s favorite thing about JA is “interacting with different age groups.” She also said, “I love volunteering for JA, going into the classroom, and teaching high school students about options and careers they may not know are available to them. It’s a perfect example of how JA teaches real life applicable skills that aren’t necessarily taught in a classroom.”
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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