JA Excellence Through Ethics

An Opportunity with Real Impact!

JA Excellence through Ethics, Ethics in Action programming creates an opportunity for area executives to impact students' lives by spending one hour in a local high school. Executives serve as role models, sharing experiences and information while leading the JA Excellence through Ethics, Ethics in Action program. Through JA's experiential, hands-on program, student participants learn the importance of doing business with honesty and integrity. Executives help students explore personal values, character development and ethics while offering the opportunity to debate and discuss related issues.

Implementation Overview

  • Teachers register their class(es) to participate.
  • Executives agree to participate.
  • JA staff works with executives and schools to plan the session.
  • A visit date is determined.
  • JA provides orientation for executives and teachers.
  • Program materials are provided by JA.
  • Executives visit the class and lead students through a discussion and activity. (Typically this takes 45-60 minutes.)

Executive Commitment and Involvement

  • Agree to participate and schedule a visit date.
  • Attend an orientation session conducted by Junior Achievement staff.
  • Contact the classroom teacher via telephone to finalize details.
  • Using the Junior Achievement guide, engage students through a discussion and activity while sharing work and life experiences.
  • Have fun!
  • Download the Excellence through Ethics Executive Guide.

Teacher Commitment and Involvement

  • Teachers register their class(es) to participate.
  • Teachers prepare students for the executive's visit.
  • Teachers remain in the classroom.
  • Teachers manage classroom discipline.
  • Teachers help facilitate classroom activities and grouping.
  • Have fun!
  • Download the Excellence through Ethics Teacher Guide.

JA Excellence through Ethics, Ethics in Action succeeds in getting students to expand their perspectives. They must determine what is morally and professionally acceptable. Students are given the framework for making ethical decisions and taught to do the right thing regardless of personal or professional cost.