Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students build practical skills, such as entrepreneurial thinking, workplace interpersonal effectiveness, goal-setting, decision making, and the fundamentals of micro-, macro-, and international economics.
JA Career Success® equips students with the tools and skills required to earn and keep a job in high-growth industries. Download this program brief.
JA Be Entrepreneurial® encourages students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. They learn about the elements of successful business start-ups, and they take on the roles of entrepreneurs as they develop their product or service ideas and participate in a product development competition. The students evaluate actual companies that have excelled, and they learn about competition and business ethics. Download this program brief.
This program is provided in some classrooms due to a generous grant from the UPS Foundation.
JA Personal Finance®- Kit Based focuses on earning money, spending money wisely through budgeting, saving and investing money, using credit cautiously, and protecting personal finances. Students will be able to recognize fundamental elements of their personal finances and apply these fundamental elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs. Download this program brief.
JA Personal Finance®- Blended Model enables students to experience the interrelationship between financial decisions made now and future financial freedom and quality of life. They study management strategies, including career exploration, budgeting, saving, using credit wisely, savey shopping, consumer protection, and investing. High-tech and Low-tech options are available. Download this program brief.
JA Exploring Economics® uses hands-on classroom activities to foster lifelong skills and knowledge about how an economy work , including micro-, macro-, personal, and international economics. Students will be able to synthesize and evaluate how fundamental economic concepts and principles guide U.S. and global economic systems. They will be able to identify the role and impact of governments within a market economy. Download this program brief.
JA Titan® capitalizes on technology through classroom activities and a tournament challenge that teach students about business and economics. As students manage a virtual business, they learn to make price, production, capital investment, marketing, and research and development decisions. During the activities, they build teamwork, critical thinking, and strategic development skills as they apply economic concepts and make decisions that result in consequences to a company’s bottom line. Download this program brief.
JA Economics® shares the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics with students. Students develop their economic thinking and knowledge using an interactive textbook and a coordinating study guide as they examine the structure and values of the US economic system and explore business operations. They also study the emerging global economy and gain the knowledge and skills they need to function as competent citizens. Download this program brief.
JA Job Shadow™- REVERSE prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit by a business professional volunteer, where the students will participate in a series of challenges administered by the volunteer. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream jobs. Download this program brief.
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 jobs. Download this program brief.
JA Company Program® - Blended Model unlocks the innate ability in students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture - unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit. Each of the program's 13 meetings is divided into a Company Ops and Deeper Dive activity. The Company Ops is that portion of the meeting during which students build and manage their business. During the Deeper Dive, students work individually or in groups to take a closer look at a business-related topic. Download this program brief.
JA Finance Park® allows students to act as adults and make personal financial decisions in a realistic facility. They develope lifelong financial skills through in-class and simulated experiences. Download this program brief.