Megan Hall's 3rd Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Megan Hall’s 3 rd grade class at Potter Gray Elementary School. Her class
was led by JA Volunteer Laurie Basham who is a Scholarship Coordinator at the College Heights
Foundation at WKU. The 3 rd grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our City” and it focuses on
introducing students to the characteristics of cities and how cities are shaped by zoning. Students also
learn about the importance of money to a city; how financial institutions help businesses and city
residents; and how the media is an integral part of a city's life. Students learn the role of an
entrepreneur by exploring what it takes to open a restaurant. Laurie’s favorite part of volunteering for
JA is being in a classroom with her daughter and classmates and seeing how excited they all were to
learn the material that is presented. She also said, “I am amazed at how quickly the students were able
to pick up the key terms and concepts and how they are able to apply those same ideas to their
everyday lives. I appreciate that Junior Achievement teaches true-to- life concepts that will benefit the
students in the future. Planting those seeds now will help them be successful as they grow in their
personal and professional lives and become active members in their community.”
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