JA Excellence through Ethics

The JA Excellence through Ethics program is a 60- to 90-minute learning experience with additional optional activities that create an opportunity for volunteers to impact students’ lives. students learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. Students explore personal values, character development, and ethics while offering the opportunity to discuss related issues. The program’s aim is to show students that the adults around them value ethical behavior. Students need strong character qualities, including respect, fairness, and a positive attitude, to become self-disciplined lifelong learners at school, work, and beyond. As students will discover, character matters.

With the JA Excellence through Ethics program, students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. Along with a volunteer business professional, you will help students explore personal values, character development, and ethics while offering the opportunity to discuss related issues. The program’s aim is to show students that the adults around them value ethical behavior. Students need strong character qualities, including respect, fairness, and a positive attitude, to become self-disciplined lifelong learners at school, work, and beyond. As students will discover, character matters.

Overview

• 90-minute learning experience with optional activities to impact students
• Defines ethics, ethical dilemma, values, core values, and interdependence.
• Articulates how one’s core values affects one’s choices.
• Articulates and identifies the steps necessary to make ethical decisions.
• Students learn to recognize that individual ethics affect the greater community.

Objectives

Student objectives will vary based on grade level. Students will be able to:

  • Define ethics.
  • Evaluate personal values in ethical dilemmas.
  • Articulate and identify the steps necessary to make ethical decisions.
  • Recognize the importance of identifying and understanding personal values as a means of avoiding unethical choices.

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