JA More than Money introduces third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a JA cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students will learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
• Identify the role of money in everyday life.
• Think like entrepreneurs and identify a small business they can start.
• Learn the basic steps of starting a business.
• Consider the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money.
• Explore the opportunities of global markets.
The program is volunteer-taught and kit-based, and can be implemented either Classroom-Based or JA AfterSchool. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.
Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges HSBC for its dedication to the development and implementation of JA More than Money.