Alicia Swander's 2nd Grade Class

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 9:41 AM CST
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The JA Classroom of the Week is Alicia Swander’s 2nd grade class at Bowling Green Christian Academy. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Terri M. Shannon who is the Assistant Branch Manager at Franklin Bank & Trust – Gary Farms Branch. The 2nd grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our Community” and it uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy. Terri’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is interacting with the children and seeing them get excited about what they are learning about in each lesson. She also said, “The children are amazing. It is a joy to be a part of something that is a fun experience for them.”

About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)

Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 9 counties and reached over 12,700 students during the 2018-2019 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

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