JA of South Central Kentucky


JA's Reach

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JA's Impact | 2015-2016 School Year Impact


Cost Per | Class & Student


JA Mission Statement:

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy

    JA Pillars:

  • • Financial Literacy
  • • Entrepreneurship
  • • Work Readiness

How JA is Funded

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JA Sharpens the Competitive Edge

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Competitive edge

Confidence is defined as a 4 or 5 rating on the five-point scale with five being completely confident. Statistics compiled from the Junior Achievement USA Alumni Retrospective Study, 2009

Who We Are: At Junior Achievement, we give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world—enhancing the relevance of their class- room learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

”Our children are our future. We must ensure they have a foundation in the understanding of how business, finances, and free enterprise work, and how they affect their personal lives today and going forward. I am proud to be part of an organization committed to these goals.”

- Joe Tinius, Superintendent, Bowling Green Independent Schools

Junior Achievement Staff

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Abby Phillips

Program Manager



Kendra Kelley

Marketing & Special Events Coordinator

Executive Committee

Brandon Jones
Marketing Coordinator, Houchens Industries

Lindsey McClain
Past Chairman
Marketing Director, WOW Ventures

Christy Twyman
Customer Relations & Communications Manager, BGMU

Michelle Gorman
Board Development
VP-Business Development, US Bank

Lanny White
Director, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPA's

Regina Jackson
Chair - Programs & Volunteers
Attorney, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley

Julie Denton-Price
Chair - Special Events
Customer Service Manager, Blue Cotton

Tim Maloney
Chair - Awareness
Local Sales Manager, WBKO

Ginger Cleary
Chair - Development
Agent, State Farm Insurance

Board of Directors

Joe Harvell
Forecast Analyst
Country Oven Bakery

Quintin Littrell
Sunbelt Construction

Kevin Greer
Value Stream Leader
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC

Morgan Watson
Public Relations
Warren County Board of Education

Monica Duvall
Marketing Manager
Reinhart Foodservice

Michael Seiler
Business Manager
General Motors

Cyndi Crocker
Crocker Law Firm

Katie Beard
Financial Advisor
Independence Bank

Travis Keller
Commercial Lender
Independence Bank

Stephanie McGehee-Shacklette
Berry & McGehee PLL

Stacey Biggs
Chief Marketing Officer
Western Kentucky University

Greg Bowen
Sales Manager
Commonwealth Broadcasting

Bayne Million
Marketing Director
Wendy's of Bowling Green

Darri Pinerola
Aqualand Pools & Spa

Adam Burden
Commercial Line Sales
Van Meter Insurance

Amber Frye
Director of Customer Relations
Franklin Bank & Trust

Chad Carter
Mortgage Loan Officer

Joe Tinius
Retired Superintendent
Bowling Green City Schools

Tamara Ward
Chief Marketing Officer
Camping World

Monica Wardlow
Banking Officer
Citizens First Bank

Tim Earnhart
Werkshop Branding

David Ferrell
Ford's Furniture

County Representatives

Allen County - Austin Albany
Sublime Media Group
Co-Founder/Creative Director

Logan County - Kim Miles
Logan Telephone Cooperative

Barren County – Leigh Witty
Monticello Banking Company
Senior Executive Officer

Simpson County - Milli McIntosh
Simpson County Board of Education
Director of Human Resources

Our Investors

    Golden Circle $10,000+

  • Commonwealth Broadcasting
  • Houchens Industries
  • U.S. Bank
  • WBKO-TV 13
  • Wendy’s of Bowling Green

    Leadership $5,000 - $9,999

  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • General Motors Assembly Plant
  • International Paper
  • Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green
  • PNC Foundation
  • The Carpenter Foundation
  • UPS Foundation
  • Walmart

    Free Enterprise $2,000 - $4,999

  • AEP
  • Bendix Spicer Foundation Brakes
  • Bowing Green City Schools
  • Coca-Cola
  • Country Oven Bakery
  • Davert USA
  • Emerson Electric
  • Halton Company
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Hitcents.com
  • Houchens Insurance Group
  • Liberty
  • Logan Aluminum
  • Rafferty’s
  • Reinhart Food Services
  • Russell
  • Span Tech
  • Stupp Bridge
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Entrepreneur $1,000 - $1,999

  • Airgas MidAmerica
  • AFNI
  • Atmos Energy
  • BGMU
  • BlueCotton
  • Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
  • Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPA’s
  • Citizens First Bank
  • English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP
  • Enterprise
  • First Security Bank
  • Franklin Bank & Trust
  • Franklin Precision Industry
  • Ginger Cleary State Farm Insurance
  • Hancock Bank & Trust
  • JM Smucker
  • Kohl’s
  • Lanny White
  • Leachman Automotive
  • Lord Corporation
  • Minit Mart
  • Scott, Murphy & Daniel
  • Sunbelt Construction
  • Warren County Public Schools
  • Werkshop Branding

    Adopt-A-Class $500 - $999

  • American Bank & Trust
  • Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore
  • Benefits Resource Group
  • BHF Express
  • BKD
  • Camping World
  • Charles M. Moore Insurance
  • City of Glasgow
  • Consolidated Paper Group
  • Crain, Schuette & Associates
  • Crocker Law Office
  • Daily News
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Edmonton State Bank
  • Farmers National Bank
  • First Southern National Bank
  • Flowers Bakery
  • Graves Gilbert Clinic
  • Hensley & Throneberry, CPAs
  • Hilliard Lyons
  • Home City Ice
  • HVAC Services Inc.
  • Independence Bank
  • Jennings Perry Schmitt Financial Group
  • Katie Beard
  • Keith Hilliard
  • KY Home Builders Association
  • Logan Memorial Hospital
  • Logan Telephone Cooperative
  • M&L Electric
  • Mary Bryant
  • Mike Seiler
  • Monica Wardlow
  • Monticello Banking Company
  • Reynolds, Johnston, Hinton & Pepper, LLP
  • Scotty’s
  • South Central Bank
  • T.J. Sampson Community Hospital
  • Woodforest National Bank

Contact Us

  • 440 1/2 E. Main St
  • Bowling Green, KY 42101
  • Phone: (270) 782 0280
  • Fax: (270) 782 2876