This week’s JA People of Action features Laura Thornbury
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -
This week’s JA People of Action features Laura Thornbury, College and Career Transition Readiness Coach at Warren Central High School. Ms. Thornbury works with JA to plan job shadow events and help make the connection between faculty and JA staff to find the best program for their classroom. Ms. Thornbury’s favorite thing about Junior Achievement is that “everyone at JA is so supportive of our students and they provide so many opportunities to help students find their career interests and path.” She also said, “The M&L Electrical Career Shadowing event is by far one of my favorite experiences with JA. Our students were able to see all areas of M&L Electrical, have hands on learning, and hear about how they could have a career there. It’s such a wonderful company right here in Bowling Green that they knew nothing about. Students still talk about that shadowing experience and I’m so excited we will be able to take students back to M&L in February.”
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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