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 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 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 It's My Future
JA It's My Future offers practical information about preparing for the working world. Students explore potential careers, discover the four factors to consider in choosing a career, and recognize basic job-hunting tools.
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.
Start Up Program
The Start Up Program gives post-secondary students the opportunity to experience running their own company, giving them an insight into how their talents could be used to set up in business for themselves. The program was developed originally by Young Enterprise UK.
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.
JA Success Skills meets the needs of a diverse group of high school students by providing engaging, academically enriching, and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives.
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
- Identify and demonstrate the work-readiness skills needed to research, get, and keep a job.
- Develop innovative personal strategies to achieve lifelong learning pursuits and career opportunities.
Global Business Ethics
the program fosters ethical decision-making in students as they prepare to enter the workforce and the global marketplace.
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.