Training Information | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

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Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 10 weeks. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We're flexible!
You'll next be contacted by your local JA office to set up training and give you classroom materials. Or simply find out which JA office is nearest you and contact them directly.

How to Prepare for Your JA Sessions:

Meeting with the Teacher
Observing the Students
Presenting Sessions
Pre-/Post-Program Surveys

Working with Students:

General Tips
Meeting the Students
Teaching Strategies
Managing the Class
After-School or Alternative Setting


JA-in-a-Day  See how the day will flow, where to go, and how to prepare.
Traditional JA Program Delivery  What to wear, where to park, and what to bring.
Class Management  Tips on managing a classroom.
Diverse Learners  Learn why students have different backgrounds and different ways of learning.
Leading a Session  Learn student engagement strategies and gain an understanding of the workshop model instruction.
JA BizTown  Learn how volunteers engage with students during business start-up.

In-School Program Training Videos

Videos are courtesy of Junior Achievement of South Dakota. Click the program name to be directed to the video.
Kindergarten: JA Ourselves
First Grade: JA Our Families
Second Grade: JA Our Community
Third Grade: JA Our City
Fourth Grade: JA Our Region
Fifth Grade: JA Our Nation
Middle Grade: JA Global Marketplace
Middle Grade: JA It's My Future
Middle Grade: JA It's My Business
High School: JA Career Success
High School: JA Personal Finance
Tell Us What You Think!
Program Content and Instruction Survey — JA wants to know what you think. We encourage you to participate in a survey about your volunteer experience. It only takes 10 minutes to complete. The results assist with the assessment of program content, implementation, and impact. Your responses are anonymous.
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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