JA Our City Training Videos | Junior Achievement of New York

JA Our City® Training Videos

Program Information

JA Our City featuring Cha-Ching™ introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city. Dr. Alice Wilder, an award-winning expert on childhood learning (Blue's Clues, Super Why, Cha-Ching, Speakaboos, and Amazon Kids original programming), consulted on the program's redevelopment.
 
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
  • Explain the choices people have with money.
  • Recognize methods of payment and whether they are readily visible or invisible.
  • Examine the importance of money to a city and its citizens.
  • Describe how entrepreneurial businesses meet the needs and wants of citizens.
New features include:
  • Cha-Ching financial literacy music videos
  • Optional augmented reality activities to do at home with parents or caregivers, enabling students to complete a word search or maze or watch a video through a phone app
  • Digital posters and games for use in the classroom
  • Extended Learning Opportunities
The program is for students in third grade. It is composed of five sessions, and the average length of each session is 45 minutes. Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed plans for the volunteer and materials for 30 students.
 
JA programs correlate to state social studies, English, and math standards, and to the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics.
 
Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges Jackson Charitable Foundation for its dedication to the development and implementation of JA Our City.
 

 

 

 

 

  • "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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