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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!

Junior Achievement has provided access to distance learning resources to ensure students here on the shore continue to learn during school closures. For access to those resources, click here. Want to get involved and partner with us in changing the game for our students here on the shore? Click here to get involved, today! 

 

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.

JA Career Success<sup>®</sup>
JA Career Success®

JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup>
JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Global Marketplace<sup>®</sup>
JA Global Marketplace®

JA Global Marketplace Blended Model introduces students to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other. Through completion of this program, students will gain an understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Inspire<sup>™</sup>
JA Inspire

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Future<sup>®</sup>
JA It's My Future®

JA It’s My Future Blended Model offers middle school students practical information to help prepare them for the working world. Students will develop the personal-branding and job-hunting skills needed to earn a job. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Job<sup>™</sup> (Soft Skills)
JA It's My Job (Soft Skills)

JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our City<sup>®</sup>
JA Our City®

JA Our City featuring Cha-Ching introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city. (Grade 3)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Community<sup>®</sup>
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. (Grade 2)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Families<sup>®</sup>
JA Our Families®

JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. (Grade 1)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Region<sup>®</sup>
JA Our Region®

JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. (Grade 4)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Personal Finance<sup>®</sup>
JA Personal Finance®

JA Personal Finance Blended Model allows students to experience the interrelationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 

 

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.

JA Career Success<sup>®</sup>
JA Career Success®

JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup>
JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Job<sup>™</sup> (Soft Skills)
JA It's My Job (Soft Skills)

JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Personal Finance<sup>®</sup>
JA Personal Finance®

JA Personal Finance Blended Model allows students to experience the interrelationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 

 

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.

JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup>
JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Global Marketplace<sup>®</sup>
JA Global Marketplace®

JA Global Marketplace Blended Model introduces students to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other. Through completion of this program, students will gain an understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Inspire<sup>™</sup>
JA Inspire

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Future<sup>®</sup>
JA It's My Future®

JA It’s My Future Blended Model offers middle school students practical information to help prepare them for the working world. Students will develop the personal-branding and job-hunting skills needed to earn a job. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 

 

Elementary School Programs

JA’s elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, as well as an after-school and capstone experience, work to change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics.

JA Our City<sup>®</sup>

JA Our City featuring Cha-Ching introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city. (Grade 3)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Community<sup>®</sup>

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. (Grade 2)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Families<sup>®</sup>

JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. (Grade 1)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Region<sup>®</sup>

JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. (Grade 4)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES

Tomorrows are more important than ever. Learn more about what Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is doing to make sure students on the shore continue to learn during school closures. 

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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.

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