Renee Pollard's 1st Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Renee Pollard’s 1st-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. Monica is also a JA Alum and the Secretary of the Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky Board of Directors. 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. Monica’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is watching the students learn and truly understand the lessons. She also said, “Watching Ms. Pollard’s class grow in the 5 weeks I was with them was amazing! Each of her students were excited to participate in JA and truly learned about how everyone has an important role in a family and community. They welcomed me every time I walked in the classroom and they were super engaged every week. They ended up teaching and inspiring me more than they’ll ever know!”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 7 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 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