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JA In-Classroom Programs

About JA Traditional Classroom Programs 

JA In-Classroom
JA Traditional Classroom Programs bring volunteers into the classroom to teach students, K-12, about entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy, and workforce readiness. By sharing their personal and work experiences, JA volunteers bring real-world relevance into the classroom, bridging the gap between the education and business worlds. This sharing brings the curriculum to life for students, helping them not only to better understand the JA lessons, but also to make the correlation between a solid education and the opportunities it provides.  JA programs are aligned with the common core standards for Math, English and Language Arts.  

Why Volunteer?  

Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs and JA volunteers have the opportunity to impact a large number of students in a short span of time. As a volunteer, you will inspire and prepare young people for their futures and help youth avoid the financial pitfalls so many adults currently face. 

What is my time commitment?

  • Orientation & training session
    60-90 minutes
  • Preparation at home
    30-60 minutes for each lesson
  • Elementary School Programs
    5 sessions, 30-45 minutes each
  • Middle School Programs
    6 sessions, 45 minutes each
  • High School Programs
    5-12 sessions, 45minutes each 

What is provided to me?

JA provides you with turnkey materials necessary to teach your class, including a comprehensive volunteer lesson plan guide, engaging activity materials, and fun posters. JA will train you on how to use the materials provided to you, and will connect you to a teacher in your area who has requested JA programs.
 
You and the teacher are then provided the flexibility to determine your visitation schedule. The teacher will remain in the classroom to support you throughout the sessions. 
 
You will also have a JA contact who can answer any questions you have, and provide any assistance you may need. 
 

Need more Information?

Please contact us!
  • "You can feel the impact these programs have on the children and I will be a continuous supporter of JA!"

    JA Volunteer
  • "My students love JA time! It's a foundation for understanding how our lives work in a home and extends to a community."

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • "I was elated to see the great boost in confidence my daughter gained."

    SPARK Parent
  • "Teaching Junior Achievement is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. Teaching the children about important factors that will play key roles in their lives is what makes it so special. I loved the opportunity, thank you so much Junior Achievement!"

    JA Volunteer
  • "Having a Junior Achievement volunteer in my classroom has been so great for the students."

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • "I would like to thank you and all of JA Titan for the opportunities you have given me."

    Titan Scholarship Recipient
  • "This program is so important for students to understand they are part of a bigger community."

    School Administrator
  • "I really think this is a great program for the kids and I'm glad that they give these children the opportunity to show that they can be successful businesswomen."

    SPARK Parent
  • "The most heartwarming moments are when the children present you with drawings or tell you, ‘This has been the best day ever!'"

    JA Volunteer
  • "They're learning about important concepts like how and why to earn and save money at such a young age, and those lessons will help them become responsible members of the community as they get older."

    Kindergarten Teacher
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