Junior Achievement ProgramS request
JA CLASSROOM AND STUDENT EVENTS
Junior Achievement offers a multitude of curriculum programs and student events annually to K - 12 grade levels. Click below to request an opportunity for your class or explore programs here.
JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This well-known and popular program allows 4th and 5th grade students to experience and understand being a member of a local economy.
JA FINANCE PARK
JA Finance Park combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a personal budget and career exploration simulation. High school students experience firsthand the impact their financial decisions will make on their lives as they build a personal budget using a digital life scenario.
How it Works
We make it easy! Just give us a call or email us, and one of our helpful JA Program Managers will reach out to you to answer any questions you may have. They can also visit with you personally, if you prefer!
Choose Your Schedule
Your JA Program Manager will coordinate schedules with you and an amazing JA volunteer. Your JA experience can be in your classroom either for a whole day, or typically, about an hour a day for one week.
During the Visit
Your JA Volunteer can take it from here! It is always appreciated having you in the classroom during the visit to help provide assistance with handouts or other needs from the students.
By the end of the first visit, you will see how the JA experience motivated your students and kept them engaged! They also now have a better understanding of why school is important for their future!
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Try These Engaging JA Tools with your Students!
JA My Way
JA My Way provides tips and tools to put students' careers on the express track. They'll take a Personality Quiz then visit My Career to find job matches. They'll explore buying a car and saving for college in My Money, create pro resumes at My Resume, and get tips to start a business at My Business!
Americans owe more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. This paper, Understanding the Student Loan Explosion, and discussion guide can help your students better understand the issues surrounding student debt and make better informed decisions about paying for higher education.
JA Build YOur Future
Created to help teens, parents, and teachers break down the cost of achieving teen's career goals into easy-to-understand numbers. JA Build Your Future explores potential future incomes from a desired career and evaluates the cost of education to help them make informed decisions.
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"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."