JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT APPS
Try these engaging apps with your students or children in the classroom, or encourage them to explore on their own!
JA Access Your Future™
JA Access Your Future™ is an app that helps teens, their parents and teachers break down the cost of achieving young people's career goals into real, easy-to-understand numbers.
Created jointly by Junior Achievement USA and PwC, JA Access Your Future helps teens explore potential future income from a desired career and evaluate the cost of post-secondary education to help them make informed decisions.
In JA Access Your Future, teens can assess more than 100 careers, see what levels of education are required, then calculate the cost of education. Teens can then adjust the level of money they and their parents may contribute, combined with student loans they may need to secure. At the end of the exercise, teens are given a Return on Investment (ROI) score between 1 and 5. The score helps teens and their parents create a roadmap for success that will take them from choosing a career to calculating the cost of achieving it.
JA My WayTM
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 Assembling Your Career™
JA Assembling Your Career promotes the valuable involvement of teachers, corporate volunteers, and non-profit youth programs to engage middle and high school students in STEM Careers. The Guide for Volunteers and Teachers and the online tools provide practical information about STEM careers and ways for students to prepare for these high-demand careers while still in school.
Following participation in the supplement, students will be able to:
- Articulate why STEM careers and STEM skills are important to their futures, regardless of where they live now or where they choose to live as an adult.
- Identify two-three STEM fields that they wish to explore beyond these activities.
- Chart a path to get them from where they are now to a STEM career.
Junior Achievement gratefully acknowledges Alcoa Foundation for its dedication to the development and implementation of the digital supplement JA Assembling Your Career.
Junior Achievement appreciates its partnership with Alcoa Foundation to help provide middle school and high school students with practical information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers and ways students can prepare for these careers while still in school.
"You can feel the impact these programs have on the children and I will be a continuous supporter of JA!"
"My students love JA time! It's a foundation for understanding how our lives work in a home and extends to a community."
"I was elated to see the great boost in confidence my daughter gained."
"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!"
"Having a Junior Achievement volunteer in my classroom has been so great for the students."
"I would like to thank you and all of JA Titan for the opportunities you have given me."
"This program is so important for students to understand they are part of a bigger community."
"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."
"The most heartwarming moments are when the children present you with drawings or tell you, ‘This has been the best day ever!'"
"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."