Sarah Hunton 2nd Grade Class

The JA Classroom of the Week is Sarah Hunton’s 2nd grade class at Briarwood Elementary. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Heather McWhorter who is the Director of Leadership Annual Giving at WKU. 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. Heather’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is watching the students get excited about learning something new, asking questions, and getting involved. She also said, “Being able to see them learn a new concept first-hand is so rewarding. I believe it is critical to teach our children the skills that they need to become productive citizens in our community, and I love that JA gives me the opportunity to do that.”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 7 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.