JA High School Heroes

JA High School Heroes is a program that benefits high school students by offering a community service opportunity while serving elementary students in their district.

This program gives 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to volunteer at an elementary school in a one-day event called JA in a Day. The high school students facilitate programs that focus on basic financial literacy concepts, entrepreneurial thinking, and community responsibility.

Glen Allen HS Specialty Center Juniors and Seniors at Highland Springs Elementary School

High School Heroes…

  • Give back to the community
  • Teach valuable lessons and life skills
  • Are role models to elementary students
  • Inspire young students
  • Build upon leadership skills
  • Enhance public speaking skills
  • Gain field experience
  • Work collaboratively to teach programs
  • Earn required service hours

Franklin Military NHS students at Chimborazo Elementary School

JA provides a 1.5 hour training and all materials. The programs are turnkey and easy for high school students to facilitate. JA  High School Heroes is flexible - one or several classes can volunteer or even small groups of club members such as NHS, DECA, FBLA, Teachers for Tomorrow, etc.

Fishburne Military School students at Rockfish River Elementary School

Please contact  Kate Illian for more information.

Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
Classroom-Based High School
Program Concepts Program Skills

Program Sessions