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 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.
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.
Enterprise without Borders
Enterprise without Borders is the international extension to Company Program that teaches the value and importance of international trade and the practical skills necessary to do business across borders. Each Enterprise without Borders site forms a business entity and negotiates a partnership agreement with one or more other sites in other countries, student companies registered under individual sites create joint-ventures with other students companies abroad. A website is available to help the “matching“ between student companies interested in a joint venture or an import-export business. Students from different countries will register and post their offer to participate in the program and supply information for a “marketplace” where products are on display and research on trading can occur. The program encourages twinning between schools and teachers.
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.
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.
Steer Your Career
Steer Your Career targets employment-ready students and aims to hone the skills needed to find a job and work effectively in a competitive job environment. The different sections cover the multi-faceted aspects of leadership, time management, communication, team dynamics, and job searching skills. Through hands-on classroom activities, personal assessments, role playing, and reflection exercises, Steer Your Career helps students function successfully in today's workplace.
Head Start meets the needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically enriching, and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives.
Following are the sessions of the program:
Session 1: Writing Your Resume
This module covers résumé writing. It includes tips on writing a powerful cover letter and a powerful résumé. It also includes tips on tackling résumé problems.
Session 2: Interviewing
This session introduces participants to the science and art of interviewing. Through a series of exercises, participants will become knowledgable of the major skills and behaviors associated with successful interviewing. Participants will find that such skills are key to giving a lasting first impression that will significantly increase their hiring potential in today’s increasingly competitive job market.
Session 3: The Internship
This session introduces participants to internships, what they mean, how to prepare well for a good internship, and how to handle work duties in an internship. The session invites participants to choose internships that are not only rewarding in the short-run but that also fit their long-term career objectives.
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.
The INJAZ Al-Arab Start-Up Program
INJAZ Start-Up offers a hands-on structured and supportive approach to nurturing the entreprenuerial skills and creative mindsets of youth, and in doing so, contributed to the economic development of their countries. The program helps launch innovative entreprenuerial team ventures. It offers successful teams of 4-6 members, a combination of seed funding, 20 hours of professional mentoring and incubation over a six month period. Participation involves a rigorous selection process to ensure readiness and suitability, and upon completion, participants will be on their way to registering a viable enterprise to grow.
INJAZ Community Citizenship introduces students to an understanding of what is involved in setting up and running a social entrepreneurship project and an understanding of the skills, attitudes, planning, and behaviors of social entrepreneurs. The program requires students to set up their own social projects within their community to get students to see that positive communal impacts and economic growth are both obtainable for companies who abide by social responsibility norms.