Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people
understand the economics of life. In partnership with business
and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students,
opening their minds to their potential. After all, kids are our
Throughout JA's sequential and integrated kindergarten through
grade 12 programs, students use information, apply basic skills,
think critically, and solve complex problems.
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The Elementary School Programs include seven sequential themes
for kindergarten through sixth-grade students and two capstone
experiences. Students learn the basic concepts of business and
economics and how education is relevant to the workplace.
The sequential activities build on studies from each preceding
grade and prepare students for secondary school and lifelong learning.
The seven program themes also teach students that people assume
roles as individuals, consumers, and workers in an expanding cultural
environment that extends from the self and family to global relations.
The seven elementary program themes offered by JA include:
For more information, go to http://www.ja.org/programs/programs_elem_overview.shtml
Middle Grade Programs:
Junior Achievement has several highly effective programs for middle
grade and junior high school students that reinforce the value
of education and teach students about the future economic benefits
of staying in school. Students will be introduced to many economic
concepts and useful facts about the working world.
The Middle Grade 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 Middle Grade Programs include:
For more information, go to http://www.ja.org/programs/programs_mid_overview.shtml
JA 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 fosters skills that will be highly useful in the business
With a range of different programs, Junior Achievement teaches
about concepts from microeconomics and macroeconomics to free enterprise.
The volunteers bring real-life business experience and guidance
into the classroom at a time that represents an essential
crossroads for young people.
JA High School Programs include:
For more information, go to http://www.ja.org/programs/programs_high_overview.shtml
JA Job Shadowing
Would you rather tell students about the workplace or show them?
We introduce students to careers through one-day, on-site orientations
or through more extensive internships. Either way, it’s an
authentic work-world experience for the students… enhanced
with classroom preparatory and follow-up activities.
JA Job Shadow takes students into the workplace
to learn about careers.
For more information, go to http://www.ja.org/programs/programs_high_shadow.shtml