JA of South Central Kentucky


JA's Reach

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JA's Impact | 2016-2017 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
AVP Business Development/Marketing Specialist, American Bank & Trust Co

Monica Duvall
Internship Coordinator, Gordon Ford College of Business

Jennifer O'Connor
Supervising Senior, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPA's

Tim Maloney
Chair - Awareness
Local Sales Manager, WBKO

Julie Denton-Price
Chair - Board Development
Customer Service Manager, Blue Cotton

Ginger Cleary
Chair - Development
Agent, State Farm Insurance

Christy Twyman
Chair - Programs & Volunteers
Customer Relations & Communications Manager, BGMU

Katie Beard
Chair - Special Events
Trust and Loan Assistant, WealthSouth

Board of Directors

Stephanie McGehee-Shacklette
Berry & McGehee PLLC

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
CEO/Chief Brand Architect
Werkshop Branding

David Ferrell
Ford's Furniture

Joe Harvell
Forecast Analyst
Country Oven Bakery

Kevin Greer
Senior Human Resources Generalist
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC

Morgan Watson
Public Relations
Warren County Board of Education

Michael Seiler
WFG Facilities Business Manager
General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant

Cyndi Crocker
Crocker Law Firm

Jessica Surber
English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP

Brian Woods
Branch Manager
US Bank

Leslie McCoy
Director of Communications
Bowling Green Independent Schools

Tracy Mosley
M&L Electrical, Inc

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

Our Investors

    Golden Circle $10,000+

  • Commonwealth Broadcasting
  • Chandler Real Estate
  • General Motors Assembly Plant
  • Houchens Industries
  • United Way of Southern Kentucky
  • U.S. Bank
  • WBKO-TV 13
  • Wendy’s of Bowling Green

    Leadership $5,000 - $9,999

  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Carr, Riggs & Ingram
  • Community Foundation of South Central KY
  • International Paper
  • Kiwanis Club of Bowling Green
  • PNC Foundation
  • State Farm Foundation
  • The Carpenter Foundation
  • UPS Foundation

    Free Enterprise $2,000 - $4,999

  • AEP
  • BB&T
  • Bendix Spicer Foundation Brakes
  • BlueCotton
  • Bowling Green City Schools
  • Bowling Green Rotary Club
  • Citizens First Bank
  • Coca-Cola
  • Country Oven Bakery
  • Emerson Electric
  • English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP
  • Franklin Bank & Trust
  • Ford's Furniture
  • Halton Company
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Hitcents.com
  • Houchens Insurance Group
  • JB Distributors
  • Jennings Perry Schmitt Financial Group
  • Liberty
  • Logan Aluminum
  • M & L Electrical
  • Rafferty’s
  • Reinhart Food Services
  • Russell
  • Span Tech
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • The Ridley Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

    Entrepreneur $1,000 - $1,999

  • Airgas MidAmerica
  • AFNI
  • ARGI Financial
  • Atmos Energy
  • Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore
  • BGMU
  • Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
  • Charles M. Moore Insurance
  • Enterprise
  • First Security Bank
  • Franklin Precision Industry
  • Ginger Cleary State Farm Insurance
  • Hancock Bank & Trust
  • Hensley & Throneberry, CPAs
  • Independence Bank
  • JM Smucker Company
  • Kerrick Backert, PSC
  • Kohl’s
  • Leachman Automotive
  • Lord Corporation
  • Mike & Julia Seiler
  • Minit Mart
  • SERVPRO of Warren County
  • Scott, Murphy & Daniel
  • Sunbelt Construction
  • Stryker Logistics
  • Tamara Ward
  • Warren County Public Schools
  • Werkshop Branding

    Adopt-A-Class $500 - $999

  • Alliance Retail Group
  • American Bank & Trust
  • Benefits Resource Group
  • Berry & McGehee, PLLC
  • BHF Express
  • BKD
  • Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club
  • Camping World
  • City of Glasgow
  • Consolidated Paper Group
  • Crocker Law Office
  • Daily News
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Edmonton State Bank
  • Farmers National Bank
  • First Southern National Bank
  • Flowers Bakery
  • Graves Gilbert Clinic
  • Hilliard Lyons
  • Holland Inc.
  • Home City Ice
  • HVAC Services Inc.
  • Jennings Perry Schmitt Financial Group
  • Katie Beard
  • Keith Hilliard
  • Kohl's
  • Koorsen Fire & Security
  • KY Home Builders Association
  • Lanny White
  • Lifeguard Press
  • 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
  • SKY Property Management
  • Tim Maloney
  • Woodforest National Bank

Contact Us

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