JA Programs Are Empowering!
Junior Achievement Programs
Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. We invite you to take a closer look at our programs and consider becoming a classroom volunteer!
As part of the push to innovate and fulfill our mission in a rapidly changing education landscape, Junior Achievement has developed a pathway for each pillar (Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Work and Career Readiness) that provides a well-defined set of progressive learning experiences to better serve an increasing number of middle and high school students. The content and instruction in the pathway will be transitioning from programs to modular experiences (both in-person and online) that extend the classroom experience and offer students the opportunity to immediately practice what they are learning. The experience will focus on individual needs for exploration and will enable JA students to master key competencies to become financially capable, work ready, and entrepreneurially minded.
For those of you that are volunteering in a classroom, please consider having your students fill out this Why JA form and return it to the Junior Achievement office.
Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
High School Programs
As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.
Middle School Programs
The middle grades programs build on concepts the students learned in Junior Achievement’s elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.
Junior Achievement programs correlate to various national, state, and district educational standards. See how by clicking below!
JA Correlation Standards
Survey results prove that JA is preparing students to develop successful financial management habits, empowering them to explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and providing them the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.
JA Programs Evaluation Results
Learn more about the concepts and skills of JA Programs.
JA Scope and Sequence
JA programs supplements provide students with additional information and engaging learning opportunities.
JA Program Supplements