Kanicia Mays’ 2nd grade class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Kanicia Mays’ 2nd grade class at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Monica Duvall who is the Internship Coordinator at the Gordon Ford College of Business. She is a JA Alum and has volunteered for JA for 9 years. The 2nd grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our Community” and it focuses on using 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. Monica’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is the students. She said, “Their excitement every time I walk in the classroom, their excitement to be involved and answer questions, and their excitement to learn is truly a breath of fresh air. Watching them learn & truly understand the lessons a volunteer is teaching is awesome, because every lesson with JA is very important for their future.” Monica also said, “This class was a wonderful class that welcomed me every time I walked in the classroom, they were engaged every week and by the end of the 5 weeks they were knowledgeable about what we had talked about in the 1st lesson. Each of the students were excited to participate in JA!”
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.