JA Programs

All JA curriculum is listed below. If desired, you can filter by first selecting a grade level, then a pathway.

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JA Business Communications is a one-semester teacher-led course that equips high school students to focus on communication skills necessary to succeed in business. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Business Communications®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Career Success®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA Company Program empowers high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community and teaches them practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Company Program®
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Economics 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)

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Minimal Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Economics®
Classroom Based Virtual

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)

High School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Entrepreneurial Mindset®

JA Finance Park Virtual is a student self-guided program featuring a simulation experience that engages students as they delve deeper into the financial consequence of life choices and decisions. At the culmination of this program, students put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Middle School
High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Finance Park Chicago Virtual®
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Financial Literacy is a one-semester teacher-led course that equips high school students with foundational personal finance skills.(Grades 9-12)

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Financial Literacy®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA High School Heroes provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA High School Heroes

JA Introduction to Business and Technology 1 is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. Themes include teamwork, innovation, decision making, and ethics. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Introduction to Business and Technology® 1

JA Introduction to Business and Technology 2 is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. Themes include personal skills like innovation, management functions, and accounting. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Introduction to Business and Technology® 2
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

Middle School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA It's My Business!®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

Middle School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA It's My Future®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

Middle School
High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA It's My Job® (Soft Skills)
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA Job Shadow Blended Model is a comprehensive experience that helps students design an individualized career path. Supporting blended as well as self-guided activities, JA Job Shadow provides a design-thinking structure for career exploration. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Job Shadow® Blended Model
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

High School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Minimal Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Launch Lesson®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

Elementary School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Our Families®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

Elementary School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Our Region®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

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)

Elementary School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Ourselves®

JA Reverse Job Shadow (JA RJS) provides a unique and meaningful experience for students that will help them explore future career aspirations and tie the importance of education and training with real-life experiences from a volunteer's perspective.
The Program is recommended for Middle and High School Students (Grades 6 -12) and has three components, each 45-60 minutes in length, in order to offer the most meaningful career readiness knowledge and skills.

Middle School
High School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Reverse Job Show Blended Model
Classroom Based

JA Titan allows students to operate a virtual company through a Web-based simulation. The students' success depends on decisions about their product's price and their company's marketing, research and development, and business practices. Win or lose, students gain an understanding of how management decisions affect a company's bottom line. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Titan®

JA Inspire Virtual is Junior Achievement’s capstone career development program for Middle and High School students brought to life by our region’s employers.

Middle School
High School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Inspire Virtual®

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