JA Company Program
JA Company Program meets the after-school programming needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically challenging, and experiential learning sessions in economic education.
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 More than Money
JA More than Money introduces third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a JA cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students will learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.
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 Our Region
What does it take to operate a successful business in your area? In JA Our Region, students examine regional and state resources and supply chains, and they solve problems by weighing risks and potential rewards. JA classroom volunteers show how resources are combined to create goods and services.
JA Ourselves introduces kindergarten students to the intersection of financial literacy and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands-on classroom activities, the program provides students with an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. It also introduces students to the role of money in society while providing them with practical information about earning, saving, and sharing money. JA Ourselves is volunteer-taught and kit-based.
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 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 Be Entrepreneurial
JA Be Entrepreneurial introduces students to the essential components of a practical business plan, and challenges them to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.
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 Personal Finance
JA Personal Finance focuses on: earning money; spending money wisely through budgeting; saving and investing money; using credit cautiously; and protecting one’s personal finances.
Our World is designed to introduce students to key aspects of global trade and to help them understand how most countries are economically interdependent.
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.
The International Marketplace helps students appreciate how they are connected, through trade, to people and cultures throughout the world. The activities reinforce economic concepts taught in world history and geography courses. The program begins with a focus on the resources of selected countries and how they impact cultures, governments, and economic systems. The focus then turns to the benefits of international trade and important international economic issues.
JA Job Shadow
JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment, where they will face a series of challenges administered by their workplace hosts. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job.
Global Business Ethics
the program fosters ethical decision-making in students as they prepare to enter the workforce and the global marketplace.
JA Go Figure
JA GO Figure connects consultants from businesses and technology companies with middle and high school mathematics classes. Students experience how mathematics can be used in their future careers and personal business transactions, with a focus on free enterprise concepts and local employment opportunities. Activities presented here reinforce and expand upon the concepts and skills presented in a teacher´s regular mathematics program.