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Girl Power at SKYCTC

Mar 8, 2017

SKYCTC Hosted Junior Achievement JA Girl$ with Young Athena Award Winners
Man talking to girls about Career Pathways 

Junior Achievement and the Young Athenas teamed 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. These women presented the programs to serve as strong, positive, role models to the girls and young women who attended the JA Girl$ event on March 8, 2017 at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC).

The group of 150 female students gathered at the building F conference room on the SKYCTC main campus for lunch and a welcome and presentation by SKYCTC President, Dr. Phillip Neal.

There are no differences in what girls and boys can learn. However, there is a big difference in the best way to teach them." (National Association for Single Sex Classrooms) The JA Girl$ program is a gender-specific initiative designed to teach girls and young women about financial literacy, career preparation, and entrepreneurship. According to Fortune Magazine, 9 out of 10 women in the United States will be responsible for their family's finances at some time due to an increasing divorce rate and women's longer lifespan. This is of concern, according to Paine Webber, since 54% of women reported they do not understand finances.

The JA Girl$ program seeks to teach girls in a way that is tailored to their learning style, while offering a strong female role model as their teacher. For more information please contact Abby Phillips at 270.782.0280 or abby@jaforkids.com.