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.
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
- Develop the personal-branding and job-hunting skills needed to earn a job.
- Research potential careers.
- Create a basic resume.
- Recognize appropriate behavior for an interview.
- Differentiate between soft and technical skills.
JA It's My Future is recommended for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. It consists of six 45-minute sessions led by a volunteer, with Additional Opportunities offered throughout. JA It's My Future is offered as JA In a Day which is five 50 minute sessions in a single day.
All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards.
|Pillars of Student Success||Entrepreneurship:||Financial-Literacy:||Work-Readiness:|
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Achievements, attitude, brand, career, career clusters, career mapping, career paths, communication, decline, education level, high-growth careers, interests, job application, job growth, job hunting, job interview, job outlook, logo, making a good impression, maps, personal brand, professionalism, references, reputation, skills, soft skills, tagline, teamwork, technical skills, transferable skills, work ethic||Analyze branding, analyze charts and graphs, analyze data from media, applying cause and effect, demonstrating cause and effect, evaluating and sorting options, group discussion, identifying personal skills, identifying strengths and weaknesses, logical reasoning, note taking, prediction, read for understanding, recognize patterns, recognize vocabulary, review results, role-playing, self-evaluation, teamwork, use art as self-expression|