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Junior Achievement Programs

Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. We invite you to take a closer look at our programs!

 

Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving)®
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving)®

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. Students completing all three modules use Design Thinking, a problem-solving approach, to create business ideas. Students also learn to transform their ideas into concise, effective, and actionable one-page business plans.

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning)®
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning)®

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. Students completing all three modules use Design Thinking, a problem-solving approach, to create business ideas. Students also learn to transform their ideas into concise, effective, and actionable one-page business plans.

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like An Entrepreneur)®
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like An Entrepreneur)®

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. Students completing all three modules use Design Thinking, a problem-solving approach, to create business ideas. Students also learn to transform their ideas into concise, effective, and actionable one-page business plans.

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA BizTown<sup>®<sup>
JA BizTown®

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (Grades 4-6)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Exploration Fair<sup>™</sup>
JA Career Exploration Fair

JA Career Exploration Fair is an event where students learn about a range of career options across multiple career clusters. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Speakers Series<sup>™</sup>
JA Career Speakers Series

In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Success<sup>®</sup>
JA Career Success®

JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Economics for Success<sup>®</sup>
JA Economics for Success®

JA Economics for Success gives students the information needed to build strong personal finances, a cornerstone to a happy, secure life. Students learn the importance of exploring career options based on their skills, interests, and values. They also learn about spending money within a budget; saving and investing wisely; and using credit cautiously. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Economics<sup>®</sup> Blended Model
JA Economics® Blended Model

JA Economics Blended is a one-semester course that connects high school students to the economic principles that influence their daily lives as well as their futures. (Grades 11-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Entrepreneurial Mindset<sup>™</sup>
JA Entrepreneurial Mindset

JA Entrepreneurial Mindset is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basics of starting a business. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Excellence through Ethics<sup>™</sup>
JA Excellence through Ethics

Through JA Excellence through Ethics, students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision-making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. (Grades 6-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup>
JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Global Marketplace<sup>®</sup>
JA Global Marketplace®

JA Global Marketplace Blended Model introduces students to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other. Through completion of this program, students will gain an understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Business!<sup>®</sup>
JA It's My Business!®

Through engaging activities, JA It’s My Business! Blended Model provides middle school students an opportunity to experience the initial steps necessary to start a business. New program content provides an authentic entrepreneurial experience for students, with each session building up to a product-pitch competition. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Future<sup>®</sup>
JA It's My Future®

JA It’s My Future Blended Model offers middle school students practical information to help prepare them for the working world. Students will develop the personal-branding and job-hunting skills needed to earn a job. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Job<sup>™</sup> (Soft Skills)
JA It's My Job (Soft Skills)

JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Job Shadow<sup>®</sup>
JA Job Shadow®

JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment, where they will face a series of challenges administered by their workplace hosts. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Launch Lesson<sup>™</sup>
JA Launch Lesson

JA Launch Lesson is a point-of-entry program delivered by community entrepreneurs. Students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA More than Money<sup>®<sup>
JA More than Money®

JA More than Money introduces students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a JA cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students will learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money. (Grades 3-5)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our City<sup>®</sup>
JA Our City®

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. (Grade 3)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Community<sup>®</sup>
JA Our Community®

JA Our Community uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy. (Grade 2)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Families<sup>®</sup>
JA Our Families®

JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. (Grade 1)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Nation<sup>®</sup>
JA Our Nation®

JA Our Nation provides practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program's end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math, that will make their futures brighter. (Grade 5)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Region<sup>®</sup>
JA Our Region®

JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. (Grade 4)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Ourselves<sup>®</sup>
JA Ourselves®

JA Ourselves uses storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. (Kindergarten)

Implementation: Virtual
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Personal Finance Blended Model®
JA Personal Finance Blended Model®

Through JA Personal Finance Blended Model, students experience the interrelationship between today's financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to identify how their personal finances affect their quality of life. They will understand how their financial choices will be the basis of how they get what they want and need.

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Take Stock In Your Future™
JA Take Stock In Your Future™

JA Take Stock in Your Future introduces high school students to the stock market. This program may include two components: a classroom curriculum, and for many participants, the JA Stock Market Challenge competition event. The classroom curriculum comprises five sessions that introduce students to basic concepts about how the stock market works and the impact of current events on the stock market.

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Titan (Blended)®
JA Titan (Blended)®

JA Titan Blended Model is a simulation-based program in which high school students compete as business CEOs in the phone industry, experiencing firsthand how an organization evaluates alternatives, makes decisions, analyzes the outcomes of those decisions, and then strategizes what to do next. With a focus on financial literacy and insights into the workforce, JA Titan brings business economics to life.

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
Entrepreneur Summer Camp
Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
Homeschool JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup> and JA BizTown<sup>®</sup>
Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
Homeschool JA in a Day
Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Discovery Guide
Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
Our Money
Implementation: Classroom-Based
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High School Programs

As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving)®
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving)®

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. Students completing all three modules use Design Thinking, a problem-solving approach, to create business ideas. Students also learn to transform their ideas into concise, effective, and actionable one-page business plans.

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning)®
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning)®

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. Students completing all three modules use Design Thinking, a problem-solving approach, to create business ideas. Students also learn to transform their ideas into concise, effective, and actionable one-page business plans.

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like An Entrepreneur)®
JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like An Entrepreneur)®

JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. Students completing all three modules use Design Thinking, a problem-solving approach, to create business ideas. Students also learn to transform their ideas into concise, effective, and actionable one-page business plans.

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Exploration Fair<sup>™</sup>
JA Career Exploration Fair

JA Career Exploration Fair is an event where students learn about a range of career options across multiple career clusters. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Speakers Series<sup>™</sup>
JA Career Speakers Series

In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Success<sup>®</sup>
JA Career Success®

JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Economics<sup>®</sup> Blended Model
JA Economics® Blended Model

JA Economics Blended is a one-semester course that connects high school students to the economic principles that influence their daily lives as well as their futures. (Grades 11-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Entrepreneurial Mindset<sup>™</sup>
JA Entrepreneurial Mindset

JA Entrepreneurial Mindset is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basics of starting a business. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Excellence through Ethics<sup>™</sup>
JA Excellence through Ethics

Through JA Excellence through Ethics, students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision-making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. (Grades 6-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup>
JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Job<sup>™</sup> (Soft Skills)
JA It's My Job (Soft Skills)

JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Job Shadow<sup>®</sup>
JA Job Shadow®

JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment, where they will face a series of challenges administered by their workplace hosts. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Launch Lesson<sup>™</sup>
JA Launch Lesson

JA Launch Lesson is a point-of-entry program delivered by community entrepreneurs. Students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Personal Finance Blended Model®
JA Personal Finance Blended Model®

Through JA Personal Finance Blended Model, students experience the interrelationship between today's financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to identify how their personal finances affect their quality of life. They will understand how their financial choices will be the basis of how they get what they want and need.

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Take Stock In Your Future™
JA Take Stock In Your Future™

JA Take Stock in Your Future introduces high school students to the stock market. This program may include two components: a classroom curriculum, and for many participants, the JA Stock Market Challenge competition event. The classroom curriculum comprises five sessions that introduce students to basic concepts about how the stock market works and the impact of current events on the stock market.

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Titan (Blended)®
JA Titan (Blended)®

JA Titan Blended Model is a simulation-based program in which high school students compete as business CEOs in the phone industry, experiencing firsthand how an organization evaluates alternatives, makes decisions, analyzes the outcomes of those decisions, and then strategizes what to do next. With a focus on financial literacy and insights into the workforce, JA Titan brings business economics to life.

Implementation: Blended
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 

 

Middle School Programs

The middle grades programs build on concepts the students learned in Junior Achievement’s elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.

JA BizTown<sup>®<sup>
JA BizTown®

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (Grades 4-6)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Exploration Fair<sup>™</sup>
JA Career Exploration Fair

JA Career Exploration Fair is an event where students learn about a range of career options across multiple career clusters. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Speakers Series<sup>™</sup>
JA Career Speakers Series

In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Economics for Success<sup>®</sup>
JA Economics for Success®

JA Economics for Success gives students the information needed to build strong personal finances, a cornerstone to a happy, secure life. Students learn the importance of exploring career options based on their skills, interests, and values. They also learn about spending money within a budget; saving and investing wisely; and using credit cautiously. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Excellence through Ethics<sup>™</sup>
JA Excellence through Ethics

Through JA Excellence through Ethics, students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision-making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. (Grades 6-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Finance Park<sup>®</sup>
JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Global Marketplace<sup>®</sup>
JA Global Marketplace®

JA Global Marketplace Blended Model introduces students to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other. Through completion of this program, students will gain an understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Business!<sup>®</sup>
JA It's My Business!®

Through engaging activities, JA It’s My Business! Blended Model provides middle school students an opportunity to experience the initial steps necessary to start a business. New program content provides an authentic entrepreneurial experience for students, with each session building up to a product-pitch competition. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA It's My Future<sup>®</sup>
JA It's My Future®

JA It’s My Future Blended Model offers middle school students practical information to help prepare them for the working world. Students will develop the personal-branding and job-hunting skills needed to earn a job. (Grades 6-8)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 

 

Elementary School Programs

JA’s elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, as well as an after-school and capstone experience, work to change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics.

JA BizTown<sup>®<sup>

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (Grades 4-6)

Implementation: JA Capstone
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Exploration Fair<sup>™</sup>

JA Career Exploration Fair is an event where students learn about a range of career options across multiple career clusters. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Career Speakers Series<sup>™</sup>

In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. (Grades K-12)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA More than Money<sup>®<sup>

JA More than Money introduces students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management skills, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a JA cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students will learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money. (Grades 3-5)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our City<sup>®</sup>

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. (Grade 3)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Community<sup>®</sup>

JA Our Community uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy. (Grade 2)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Families<sup>®</sup>

JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. (Grade 1)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Nation<sup>®</sup>

JA Our Nation provides practical information about the need for employees who can meet the demands of the 21st century job market, particularly high-growth, high-demand jobs. By program's end, students will understand the skills, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math, that will make their futures brighter. (Grade 5)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Our Region<sup>®</sup>

JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. (Grade 4)

Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
JA Ourselves<sup>®</sup>

JA Ourselves uses storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. (Kindergarten)

Implementation: Virtual
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
Implementation: Classroom-Based
Entrepreneurship: 
Financial Literacy: 
Work Readiness: 
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Locally Developed Programs

Programs developed locally by Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Inc.

Implementation: Classroom-Based
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JA JobSpark®

JA JobSpark is a coalition of educators and industry leaders, led by Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. At the center of our work is a two-day career exploration event designed to launch students into their futures: high school, post-secondary education/ training, and careers beyond.
 

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JA BizTown®

Students become works and consumers in our simulated town and get to put their lessons to the test and become successful members of the world economy.

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JA Finance Park®

Through hands-on experiences and with the guidance of adult role models, students learn about lifelong financial issues such as incomes, budgets, personal and family expenses, savings, and retirement planning. 

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Program Resources

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PROGRAM RESOURCES
JA Program Special Events

Throughout the year JA will host different program events including Homeschool Days, Young Entrepreneuer Summer Camp, and Young Entrepreneuer Marketplace

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JA Correlates to State Standards

Junior Achievement programs correlate to various national, state, and district educational standards. See how by clicking below!

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JA Programs Scope & Sequence

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JA Scholarships

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Why JA: Check Out Our Survey Results

Survey results prove that JA is preparing students to develop successful financial management habits, empowering them to explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and providing them the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.

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  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

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