JA Our Community | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Program Information

JA Our Community®

 JA Our Community introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives, including how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community's success.
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
• Describe a community.
• Identify the variety of careers people have in a community and how each job requires specific skills.
• Identify how business and government jobs help a community.
• Explain how taxation supports government services.
• Recognize voting as a way responsible citizens act.
• Describe the flow of money in a community's economy.
Program Basics
• Includes a series of five sessions recommended for students in second grade.
• Average time for each session is 40 minutes.
• Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed plans for the volunteer and materials for 30 students.
• Students develop a sense of career awareness and how all jobs help a community.
• Session-specific, age-appropriate materials increase student interaction and emphasize JA's experiential approach to learning.  
• Correlates to state social studies, English, and math standards, as well as to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.

JA Program Resources


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 5 How Money Moves