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About JA Traditional Classroom Programs 

JA Traditional Classroom Programs bring volunteers into the classroom to teach students, K-12, about entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy, and workforce readiness. By sharing their personal and work experiences, JA volunteers bring real-world relevance into the classroom, bridging the gap between the education and business worlds. This sharing brings the curriculum to life for students, helping them not only to better understand the JA lessons, but also to make the correlation between a solid education and the opportunities it provides.  JA programs are aligned with the common core standards for Math, English and Language Arts.  
Why Volunteer?  

Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs and JA volunteers have the opportunity to impact a large number of students in a short span of time. As a volunteer, you will inspire and prepare young people for their futures and help youth avoid the financial pitfalls so many adults currently face. 

What is my time commitment?

  • Orientation & training session
  • 60-90 minutes
  • Preparation at home
  • 30-60 minutes for each lesson
  • Elementary School Programs
  • 5 sessions, 30-45 minutes each
  • Middle School Programs
  • 6 sessions, 45 minutes each
  • High School Programs
  • 5-12 sessions, 45minutes each 

What is provided to me?


JA provides you with turnkey materials necessary to teach your class, including a comprehensive volunteer lesson plan guide, engaging activity materials, and fun posters. JA will train you on how to use the materials provided to you, and will connect you to a teacher in your area who has requested JA programs.

You and the teacher are then provided the flexibility to determine your visitation schedule. The teacher will remain in the classroom to support you throughout the sessions. 

You will also have a JA contact who can answer any questions you have, and provide any assistance you may need. 

JA Career Success

For more information about the JA Career Success program, visit the JA Career Success program page.

JA Titan

For more information about the JA Titan program, visit the JA Titan program page.

JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning)

For more information about the JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning) program, visit the JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning) program page.

JA Real Jobs, Real World

For more information about the JA Real Jobs, Real World program, visit the JA Real Jobs, Real World program page.

JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving)

For more information about the JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving) program, visit the JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving) program page.

JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like an Entrepreneur)

For more information about the JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like an Entrepreneur) program, visit the JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like an Entrepreneur) program page.

JA Ourselves

For more information about the JA Ourselves program, visit the JA Ourselves program page.

JA Our Families

For more information about the JA Our Families program, visit the JA Our Families program page.

JA Our Community

For more information about the JA Our Community program, visit the JA Our Community program page.

JA Our City

For more information about the JA Our City program, visit the JA Our City program page.

JA Our Region

For more information about the JA Our Region program, visit the JA Our Region program page.

JA Our Nation

For more information about the JA Our Nation program, visit the JA Our Nation program page.

JA More Than Money

For more information about the JA More Than Money program, visit the JA More Than Money program page.

JA Economics for Success

For more information about the JA Economics for Success program, visit the JA Economics for Success program page.

The Traditional JA Volunteer Experience

JA's volunteer resource video gives insight into the traditional JA volunteer experience. Learn what happens before your first visit, what to expect in the classroom, what training sessions will look like, and more! We will walk you through the experience and answer your questions about volunteering for JA.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact  Abby Phillips  

Related Events

JA Inspire Virtual - South Central KY

When: Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 7:00 AM EST

The JA offices in Bowling Green, Owensboro and Lexington are partnering up for this year's JA Inspire Virtual, a virtual career and higher education fair that will introduce 15,000 8th-12th grade students from more than 62 counties in greater Kentucky area to local businesses as a way to promote work readiness and keep jobs in South Central Kentucky.

Junior Achievement Classic

When: Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
Where: WKU Diddle Arena
Time: 10:30 AM CST

Junior Achievement is proud to introduce the JA Classic, Presented by Logan Aluminum.
January 13, 2022
WKU vs. Rice Conference Game

JA Girls

When: Thursday, 31 Mar 2022
Where: SKYCTC
Time: 7:30 AM EST

Junior Achievement and the Young Athenas are teaming up to bring the JA Girl$ program presented by Citizens First Bank,to girls and young women in the Bowling Green area. The Young Athenas of Bowling Green are a prestigious group of young professionals who have received the Young Athena award through the Chamber of Commerce.

M&L Electrical Race for JA

When: Saturday, 04 Jun 2022
Where: NCM Motorsports Park
Time: 8:00 AM EST

Enjoy racing go karts and learn about STEM components during this inaugural event. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, lunch ticket, one race and STEM educational experience. Corporations and members of the public are encouraged to participate.

Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky.

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