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Junior Achievement Programs

Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. We invite you to take a closer look at our programs!


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 foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

JA Career Success®

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)

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Moderate
Financial Literacy: Minimal
Work Readiness: High
JA Career Success Workshop

JA Career Success Workshop is a statewide initiative that connects high schools, higher education, and the business community in an effort to close the employability skills gap, build New Jersey's future workforce pipeline, and prepare thousands of students for success after graduation.

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Moderate
Financial Literacy: Moderate
Work Readiness: High
JA Company Program®

JA Company Program unlocks the innate ability in high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit. The program focuses on Company Ops, the majority of meeting time, where students build and manage their business. Meeting-specific, student-friendly materials and resources increase student interaction and emphasize JA’s experiential approach to learning. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: High
Financial Literacy: Moderate
Work Readiness: High
JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park is a month-long program that introduces students to personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-12)

Implementation: JA-Capstone
Entrepreneurship: Moderate
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: High
JA High School Heroes

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

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: Minimal
Work Readiness: High
JA Job Shadow®

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 job.

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: Minimal
Work Readiness: High
JA NextGen Tech Series

JA NextGen Tech Series is an innovative series of workshops and hackathons. Developed and led by high school students for middle and high school students, these learning opportunities engage young people in computer science challenges, introduce the world of cybersecurity, teach coding and other IT skills, and expose them to the careers within technology. Corporate mentors provide coaching and guidance throughout, while inspiring students to consider a STEM career.

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Moderate
Financial Literacy: Moderate
Work Readiness: High
JA Personal Finance®

JA Personal Finance explores the fundamental elements of personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management, and giving. Students apply these elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs and desired quality of life. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: Moderate
JA Personal Finance Blended Model®

JA Personal Finance Blended Model allows students to experience the interrelationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. (Grades 9-12)

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: Moderate
JA Titan®

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)

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Moderate
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: Moderate
JA Women's Future Leadership Forum

JA's Women’s Future Leadership Forums empower female high school students through a transformative learning environment that inspires them to dream big as they prepare to enter the workforce, attend college, and/or join the armed forces.

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Moderate
Financial Literacy: Moderate
Work Readiness: High
JA Correlates To State Standards!

Junior Achievement programs correlate to various national, state, and district educational standards. See how by clicking below!

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See the Results!

Survey results prove that JA is preparing students to develop successful financial management habits, empowering them to explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and providing them the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.

JA Programs Evaluation Results
JA Programs Scope and Sequence

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