Teach with Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
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.
JA's unique approach brings volunteers from the community into the classroom to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.
To learn more about Junior Achievement's programs:
- The New JA Company Program - an afterschool program at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
- JA Classroom Program - start here to explore all of JA's classroom and after-school programs
- JA BizTown - where elementary students run their own model city
- Scope and Sequence - an overview of the skills and concepts taught in JA programs
- Correlation with Tennessee Curriculum Standards - correlations of JA's K-12 programs and JA BizTown