JA In the Classroom

Our classroom programs are inspiring the next generation to be financially capable and prepared to succeed in the work world. We partner with more than 370 schools and 4,000 volunteer mentors who give their time to teach students in the classroom about the importance of money management, work readiness and entrepreneurial thinking. Our expertly developed programs correlate to state and national standards, and help students connect what their learning in the classroom to the real world.

Our combined efforts make it possible for more than 80,000 students across the state to receive JA lessons in class each year, at no cost to them or the schools.

Read more about our impact or look below to learn about our age-appropriate programs in the classroom.

 

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JA Ourselves®

Combines compelling stories read aloud by the volunteer with hands-on activities to demonstrate helping, working, earning, and saving.

(Kindergarten)

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JA Our Families®

Emphasizes the roles people play in the local economy and engages students with activities about needs, wants, jobs, skills, goods/services, and entrepreneurial characteristics.

(1st Grade)

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JA Our Community®

Explores the interdependent roles and responsibilities of workers, the work they perform, payroll, taxes, saving, and how communities function.

(2nd Grade)

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JA More Than Money®

Teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money, as well as businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn money

(3rd-5th Grades)

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JA Our City®

Studies careers, the skills people need to work in specific careers, city zones, and how businesses contribute to the economy of a city.

(3rd Grade)

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JA BizTown®

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a student-sized town. This signature program allows students to operate businesses, be consumers, and make adult decisions. Here, students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

(4th-6th Grades)

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JA Our Region®

Introduces the relationship between the natural, human, and capital resources, explores entrepreneurial traits, business owner tasks, and problem-solving.

(4th Grade)

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JA Our Nation®

Provides practical information about the demands of the job market, including high-growth, high demand jobs and the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. This program also emphasizes the need for entrepreneurial thinking in the workplace.

(5th Grade)

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JA BizTown®

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a student-sized town. This signature program allows students to operate businesses, be consumers, and make adult decisions. Here, students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

(4th-6th Grades)

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JA Finance Park®

Introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. After in-class lessons, students visit JA Finance Park where they put into practice what they’ve learned to develop a personal budget.

(Middle School and High School)

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JA It’s My Business!®

Emphasizes entrepreneurial skills and critical thinking as students explore and enhance their career aspirations.

(6th-8th Grades)

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JA Global Marketplace®

Provides practical information about the key aspects of the global economy.

(6th-8th Grades)

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JA It’s My Future! ®

Explores potential careers, job hunting, planning, and provides practical information about preparing for the working world while still in middle school.

(6th-8th Grades)

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JA Economics for Success®

Explores personal finance and students’ education and career options based upon their skills, interests, and values.

(6th-8th Grades)

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JA Launch Lesson

Brings entrepreneurs and small business owners into high school classrooms and allows them to share their experience, what inspired them to start their own business and provide practical insight about what it takes to own a company.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Career Success®

Equips students with the knowledge needed to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students learn important workplace skills employers seek in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Finance Park®

Introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. After in-class lessons, students visit JA Finance Park where they put into practice what they’ve learned to develop a personal budget.

(Middle School and High School)

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JA You’re Hired

Equips students with essential skills need to succeed in the workplace. Students learn and practice skills such as interviewing, ethical decision making and networking, and gain exposure to important career industries and opportunities.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Student Stock Market Challenge®

Helps students learn about the stock market as an integral part of the free enterprise system utilizing both classroom curriculum and an off-site student event simulating the New York Stock Exchange.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Titan®

Introduces critical economic and management decisions through an interactive web- based simulation.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Job Shadow®

Prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. Students will acquire and apply the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Personal Finance®

Helps students prepare for a successful financial life by demonstrating the importance of sound habits of budgeting, planning, saving, goal setting, investing, and managing risk.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Exploring Economics®

Helps students better understand the impact they have on the economy as consumers and taxpayers and teaches personal financial lessons about spending, saving, and investing.

(9th-12th Grades)

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JA Economics®

Examines the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics.

(11th-12th Grades)

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JA Be Entrepreneurial®

Focuses on challenging students through interactive classroom activities to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

(9th-12th Grades)

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