JA Job Shadow | Junior Achievement of New York

JA Job Shadow®

Love Your Job? Share it with a Kid!

JA Job ShadowJA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work.  Students will acquire and apply the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces. JA Job Shadow:

  • Helps prepare our future workforce
  • Showcases your place of work
  • Enables your employees to easily participate in a community activity
  • It's turnkey; JA provides the materials and training and will help arrange all JA Job Shadow days in advance

Program Basics

  • Recommended for middle or high school students
  • Students complete pre-sessions in school to prepare for their visit to your site
  • JA will help you build a strong and customized agenda to ensure a unique educational experience for your students
Following participation in the program, students will be able to: 
  • Recognize career clusters and potential job positions and understand the  importance of researching the requirements needed to earn a position
  • Develop job-hunting tools, such as networking, resumes, and interviewing skills
  • Identify the next steps needed in their personal career preparation

Job Shadow Day Options:

Your Place of Business

  • Host a class of students from 9:30am-1:30pm, including lunch
  • Provide a tour of your company
  • Students visit a business where they observe professional work conduct, learn what skills and education they need to earn jobs
  • Participate in a series of host-led challenges that bring home lessons from the "real world" of work
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  • "JA activities support our college and career readiness expectations as they bridge connections to real world experiences and professions" – Hazel Cruz, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I learned that running a business includes a lot of work! You have to know how to run it, how much to pay your employees and much more." – PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Guess what? A volunteer from Junior Achievement came to my class! I learned that cities are places to live, eat, work and play." – Justin, PS 83

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement has given me my blueprint for success in college and beyond. JA has allowed me to grow as a student, entrepreneur, and as a future college student." – Kaiyell Pettie

    -Junior Achievement Alumnus
  • "JA volunteers give children tangible examples of the unlimited opportunities available to them."

    -Junior Achievement Volunteer

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