Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA offers in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12. These educational programs focus on seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and career development. This past school year, Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky provided 570 classes in the ten-county region impacting more than 13,000 area students.
Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky FAQ
What is the role of Junior Achievement Volunteers?
Junior Achievement classroom volunteers serve as instructors in local K-12 classrooms presenting structured curriculum developed by Junior Achievement. Volunteers compliment the curriculum by sharing their personal and employment experiences with the kids.
What is the commitment for a Junior Achievement volunteer during the school year?
Elementary School: Five 30-45 minute classroom presentations
Middle School: Six 45 minute classroom presentations
High School: Seven 45 minute classroom presentations
All classroom presentations require some preparation time before entering the classroom.
How are Junior Achievement volunteers prepared to serve as instructors?
Junior Achievement offers local instructor orientation sessions before classes begin.
Can Junior Achievement volunteers select a specific school or teacher?
Yes, the office tries to accommodate volunteer requests for a specific school or teacher.
How can I get more information and/or register as a volunteer?
Please contact Megan Ormon, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 782-0280