Bring Junior Achievement To Your Classroom!

Bring Junior Achievement to your Classroom

Junior Achievement of Northern California brings quality volunteers from the community into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

  • Importance of Staying in School

    JA reinforces the value of an education. Evaluations conducted by an independent research firm showed that an average of eight out of 10 high school students reported that JA programs helped reinforce the importance of staying in school. In longitudinal studies, JA students were significantly more likely than their peers to believe that they would graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and graduate from college.

  • Preparation for the Real World

    Ninety-five percent of teachers report that students who participate in JA have a better understanding of how the real world operates, and nine out of 10 teachers and volunteers agree that JA programs connect what is learned in the classroom to the outside world.

  • Educator-Respected and Recommended

    Ninety-six percent of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that they would recommend JA to a colleague or friend.

How it Works

How JA Works During the Visit
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Contact Us!

We make it easy! Just give us a call or email us, and one of our helpful JA Program Managers will reach out to you to answer any questions you may have. They can also visit with you personally, if you prefer!

 

How JA Works Calendar
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Choose Your Schedule

Your JA Program Manager will coordinate schedules with you and an amazing JA volunteer. Your JA experience can be in your classroom either for a whole day, or typically, about an hour a day for one week.

How JA Works During the Visit
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During the Visit

Your JA Volunteer can take it from here! It is always appreciated having you in the classroom during the visit to help provide assistance with handouts or other needs from the students.

How JA Works Congratulations
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Congratulations!

By the end of the first visit, you will see how the JA experience motivated your students and kept them engaged! They also now have a better understanding of why school is important for their future!

Parents! Would you like to have Junior Achievement in your child's classroom?
Just contact us or reach out to your school's PTO!

Watch the Video

Try These Engaging JA Tools with your Students!

JA My Way

JA My Way provides tips and tools to put students' careers on the express track. They'll take a Personality Quiz then visit My Career to find job matches. They'll explore buying a car and saving for college in My Money, create pro resumes at My Resume, and get tips to start a business at My Business!

JA Influencer

Americans owe more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. This paper, Understanding the Student Loan Explosion, and discussion guide can help your students better understand the issues surrounding student debt and make better informed decisions about paying for higher education.

JA Build YOur Future

Created to help teens, parents, and teachers break down the cost of achieving teen's career goals into easy-to-understand numbers. JA Build Your Future explores potential future incomes from a desired career and evaluates the cost of education to help them make informed decisions.

JA is a thought leader in the industry! Take a look at a few critical issues papers JA has developed.

Junior Achievement Critical Issues Papers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my classroom time investment?

We understand that your classroom time is limited. A JA Program is typically taught one hour a day for one week. You can also choose to do it all in one day!

Are JA programs relevant to my teaching goals?

All JA programs align with State Standards and Common Core. JA's engaging program activities help to enhance meeting these goals. Learn more about how JA Programs meet State Standards and Common Core.

Where do the volunteers come from?

JA programs are delivered by trained corporate and community volunteers who share their skills and personal and professional experiences to make learning come to life.

Are JA programs effective?

Yes! An independent research firm showed that an average of eight out of 10 high school students reported that JA programs helped reinforce the importance of staying in school. In longitudinal studies, JA students were significantly more likely than their peers to believe that they would graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and graduate from college.

What JA program will be taught in my class?

JA offers several programs for K-12 grade-levels, all at no cost to you or your school. Learn more about them on our programs page.

Do I need to help teach the JA program?

It is not required, however, you are welcome to participate and assist with the class if you like!
  • "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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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (925) 465-1068 or email us!