The JA Classroom of the Week is Stacey Bartley’s 8th grade class at Bowling Green Junior High School. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Renee White who is an Assistant Professor at SKYCTC. Their Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Start With The End In Mind” and it focuses on helping students explore career clusters through workbook activities and career assessment tools. The program demonstrates the importance of skills, interests and values. Students are encouraged to connect their school education with a career and further training to own their individual path to success. The last lesson is a job shadow activity that they complete based around their volunteer and their field. Renee’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is seeing the students learn about career opportunities that they hadn’t thought about yet. She also said, “Every student should experience Junior Achievement at least once! I wish I had experienced JA when I was in school. Each student has the opportunity to succeed and I am honored to help them find a path for success!”
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 www.jaforkids.com.