Elizabeth Lowery's Kindergarten Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Elizabeth Lowery’s Kindergarten class at Potter Gray Elementary. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Casey Tinius who is a Financial Advisor at Landmark Financial Advisors. The Kindergarten Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Ourselves” and it focuses on using storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. When Casey was asked what his favorite part of volunteering for JA, he said, “Seeing them start to understand the financial concepts we discuss after a few sessions. I also love the comical answers they give to some of the questions.” He also said, “Junior Achievement is an awesome program that helps kids learn financial literacy at a young age, which is much needed in today’s world.”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 9 counties and reached over 12,300 students during the 2017-2018 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 www.jaforkids.com.