JA Programs Are Empowering!
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!
Distance Learning Resources
For Educators, Parents, & Volunteers
With schools closing, Junior Achievement is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again.
Resources anyone can lead:
Resources are organized by school level (elementary, middle, high school) and can be used whether or not you've engaged in a JA program in the past. These are stand-alone activities that support learning: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/tomorrow
Grades K-5 Session Videos & Activities:
Educators can share the Elementary Guided Videos and Activities link with student's parents/guardians. There are guided activities they can do at home: https://sites.google.com/ja.org/ja-k5-vol-videos
Example Middle School Lesson Plan
Scarborough Middle School has created a brief three-week lesson plan including JA distance learning resources, and has offered to share it as an example for other educators. Learn more here.
Grades 6-12 JA Career Speaker Series - Virtual
As schools have moved to remote learning, we are hoping to ease their burden by sharing brief 7-10 minute videos from some of our amazing volunteers. JA Career Speaker asks volunteers to share their career path and inspires students to dig deeper into their industry or learn more about their business:
Videos in our library:
- Sydney Martin, Professional Development Program Associate, Unum
- Mark Wilcox, Regional Director, Dead River Company
- Katie Shorey, Director of Engagement, Live+Work in Maine
- Debra Boggs, Co-founder, D&S Professional Coaching
- Brian Harris, CEO & Co-founder, MedRhythms
- Dave Vasconcelos, Director of Business Development, Pro Search Inc.
- Peter Groth, Retired Engineer
Junior Achievement continues working with volunteers and educators on these efforts and will update resources often. Please email email@example.com to learn more about how you can get involved!
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.
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.
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.
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.
JA Programs Evaluation Results
Learn more about the concepts and skills of JA Programs.
JA Scope and Sequence
JA programs supplements provide students with additional information and engaging learning opportunities.
JA Program Supplements