JA Our Community
JA Our Community uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy.
JA Our City
JA Our City introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including the characteristics of cities, the importance of economic exchange, and how people and businesses in cities manage their money. Students will apply money-management strategies to personal and business accounts. The program is volunteer-taught and kit-based.
JA Our Families
JA Our Families introduces students to learning objectives for first-grade social studies, including families, neighborhoods, money, and needs and wants. Through hands-on classroom activities, students also explore the concept of entrepreneurship, specifically the ways in which businesses provide goods, services, and jobs for families. JA Our Families is volunteer-taught and kit-based with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.
JA Our Nation
JA Our Nation provides practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program's end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math, that will make their futures brighter
JA Economics for Success
JA Economics for Success provides practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills, interests, and values
JA Global Marketplace
JA Global Marketplace provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on students’ daily lives. Students explore six key aspects of the global economy
JA It's My Business!
JA It's My Business! encourages students to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills. Those skills include knowing customers' wants and needs, launching effective marketing, and creating detailed business plans. By examining the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, students learn that a belief in one's self can make positive things happen in life
JA Economics reinforces concepts of micro- and macro-economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of the U.S. economic system and how economic principles influence business decisions.
The program also introduces students to career opportunities and consumer issues, and reinforces important academic and leadership skills.
JA Titan allows students to operate a virtual company through a Web-based simulation. Student success depends on decisions about their product's price and their company's marketing, research and development, and business practices. Win or lose, students gain an understanding of how management decisions affect the bottom line.
JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.
JA Innovation Camp Primary
JA 6h Camp offers an inspiring method for developing children´s own strengths, learning interaction skills and trying entrepreneurship - all through practice.
In six hours, pupils receive the experience of generating an idea for a product, going through the production process and getting on the stage.
Personal Economics helps students assess their personal skills and interests, explore career options, learn jobhunting skills, and discover the value of an education. They also learn about budgets, personal and family financial management, and the use of credit. The activities reinforce economic concepts taught in career, life skills, and other social studies electives.
Economics of Staying in School
The Economics of Staying in School comprises several activities to help students understand the cost of leaving school early and the benefits of obtaining an education.
Enterprise in Action
JA Enterprise in Action helps students understand the principal characteristics of the U.S. economic system and the role of business in it. The activities reinforce economic concepts taught in U.S. history, state history, and civics courses. Students learn the steps in organizing a business and producing and marketing a product. They also study the social responsibilities of business and the role of government in the U.S. economy.
JA Enterprise in Action begins with the students examining their role as consumers. The students need to see that their choices drive what goods and services businesses produce and how they produce them. With this background, the students are ready to explore how businesses are formed. They discover how the U.S. economic system’s foundations of private property, competition, and the price system affect business operations. They also learn that businesses add marketable value to their goods and services in an effort to make a profit, which is their incentive for doing business. The students also see how social responsibility affects businesses, and they learn the role of government in our economy. Indeed, JA Enterprise in Action is about how businesses interact with individuals (households) and government in a circular flow of money, goods, services, and labor that comprise the U.S. free enterprise or market system.
JA Innovation Camp High
At the Innovation Camp (sometimes also called Innovation Challenge, 24-hour Camp etc.) students gather in order to address a specific business challenge to come up with ideas which would solve the problem.
Banks in Action
Through hands-on classroom activities and local, regional, and national competitions, JA Banks in Action teaches high school students the principles of the banking industry and introduces them to the challenges of successfully operating a bank in a competitive environment. A truly international program, JA Banks in Action not only educates young people around the world about the banking industry, but also encourages them to become better citizens and smarter consumers.
Company Program - Middle
In the Company Program - Middle, students put in practice what they learnt in a classroom situation by starting and running mini -enterprises within the school. They do active and responsible work through their own JA Student Company. This practical and encouraging program helps young people learn skills needed in school and working life.
Insure Your Success
The Insure Your Success (IYS) programme helps young people aged 12 – 18 years understand the risks associated with certain financial choices. Through different hands-on activities, interactive tools and discussions led by local AXA volunteers students learn how to budget, plan and save, but also how to antici-pate the financial consequences of risks they will face during their lives.
JA Careers with a Purpose
Through hands-on classroom activities JA Careers with a Purpose introduces students to the importance of seeking careers that help them realize their life potential and noble purpose. The program demonstrates the importance of positive values, life maxims, and ethical decision-making within the context of career and life decisions.
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
- Use ethical decision-making skills to make career and life decisions.
- Describe possible career choices in terms of their individual noble purpose.
Ripples of Happiness
Ripples of Happiness is an educational program with a primary emphasis on social responsibility, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, and workplace readiness. Students design community service projects that will make their communities a better place and spread "Ripples of Happiness" throughout the neighborhoods they live in. Students explore career interets and opportunities, and learn work readiness skills like project planning, time management, team work, budgeting, reporting, communication skills, and leadership skills among many others.
Through hands-on activities, ROH fosters social responsibility in students as they prepare to enter the workforce and take part in the global marketplace and community. Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
- Identify opportunities for positive development in their respective communities.
- Respond to opportunities with innovative solutions.
- Plan, organize, and finance socially responsible projects in their communities.
- Learn social networking, group work, problem solving, planning, organizing, financial literacy and creativity.
- Gain skills in IT, marketing, philanthropy, and public relations.