Center for Teachers

Welcome, Educators!

At Junior Achievement, we give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Our volunteer-delivered K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential. Volunteers are an integral part of the success of Junior Achievement programs; they serve as positive role models for the students while relaying thoughtful advice, providing guidance, and teaching proven lessons on money, careers, and business ownership. On our website, you will be able to learn more about Junior Achievement programs and register your classroom for a JA program.

For more information on the specific Junior Achievement programs that are offered, please click here.

For more information on how the Junior Achievement programs correlate with national and state educational standards, please click here.

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If you have any questions please contact Abby Phillips,
Program Manager at
or call (270) 782-0280.

Teacher Roles & Responsibilities

Please read carefully before registering your classroom for JA.

  1. Register for fall and spring classes as soon as possible. Fall classes will begin in early/mid September and Spring classes will begin end of January/beginning February. Registering classes early will allow more time to recruit volunteers to ensure an early start. We strongly encourage teachers to think of student teachers, aides, family, friends and your students’ parents that might be interested in serving as your JA volunteer. We will gladly meet with and train any volunteers that you refer. *Please note: all Junior Achievement programs are subject to volunteer availability. Registering for a JA program does not guarantee a volunteer for your classroom.
  2. Once the volunteer is assigned to your classroom, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of your volunteer’s name and contact information. Contact your volunteer as soon as possible. If the volunteer does not respond, contact JA so we can contact them or place a new volunteer!
  3. During your volunteer’s visits he/she will lead the lesson, but please be available to assist as needed. Remember, our volunteers are not teachers and may need your help managing the students. Never leave your volunteer alone with the students. Our consultants are not licensed to be in a classroom alone.
    • Five to seven lessons will be presented with class time of 30-60 minutes.
    • Notify your Volunteer and Junior Achievement if you are planning to have a substitute or if plans for the day change.
    • Be flexible and understanding of the volunteers’ time, remembering that volunteers are giving up work time to be in your class.
  4. Please try to answer any emails, faxes or phone calls from the JA staff and your volunteer. Open communication helps our office know we have provided you with quality programming and a valuable experience for all involved. It also gives us a chance to recruit another volunteer if needed.
  5. Thank your Volunteer and make them feel special! (Invite them back to volunteer for you again and create a way for your students to thank them as well.)
  6. All Junior Achievement programs must be verified that they were completed entirely by the volunteer. JA will provide the volunteer with a verification form to be turned in after the last lesson has been taught. Should JA not receive the form from the volunteer, our office may contact you so that they may verify the program was or was not delivered. JA USA and JA of South Central Kentucky appreciate your help in verifying that JA provides and delivers quality programs.

  7. I agree to JA Teacher Roles & Responsibilities

PLEASE KEEP THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS! Feel free to contact us at any time!