Ashley Reesy’s 1st grade class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Ashley Reesy’s 1st-grade class at Rockfield Elementary School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Kelly Meredith who is a Ready to Work Coordinator at SKYCTC. The 1st grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our Families” and it focuses on explaining how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. Kelly’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is seeing the smiles on the faces of the children when they learn new information and get to share their thoughts. She also said, “Junior Achievement has allowed me to make connections in our community while providing important information to a younger generation. The smiles, laughter, and hugs from the children in the JA classroom I taught could brighten any day.”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 6 counties and reached over 10,700 students during the 2016-2017 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 more than 4.6 million students per year in 113 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.6 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. For more information on Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky please visit