The JA Classroom of the Week is Stephanie Young’s 4th & 5th grade class at Plano Elementary. Her class was led by JA Volunteer Amber Frye who is the Chief Operating Officer at Franklin Bank & Trust Company. The 5th grade Junior Achievement program is titled “JA Our Nation” and it provides practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program's end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math, that will make their futures brighter. Amber’s favorite part of volunteering for JA is the real world connections. “JA brings real examples into the classroom and the activities really push those concepts home. I believe the students also get a different take away when the information comes from a community volunteer rather than their teacher. The volunteer is able to put a spin on it from their personal experience.” She also said, “Mrs. Young has been such a great JA partner! Her students are so engaged and take something away from each session.”
About Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky (JASCKY)
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky served 9 counties and reached over 12,700 students during the 2018-2019 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.