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.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."