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

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HackJA is a twenty-four hour round-the-clock innovative program that tests students’ IT and computer science skills. A two-prong competition planned by high school students for high school students, HackJA challenges participants to work in teams to compete in various computer science challenges. The presence of corporate mentors in this exciting environment provides students the guidance they need to perfect their projects while imagining their future in a STEM career.

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Learn More About HackJA
Classroom Based JA Capstone Virtual

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (Grades 4-6)

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

Inspire the younger generation to pursue careers in different technology fields through hands on experience and mentorship.

Learn more: https://www.crackthecodeja.com/

Elementary School
Middle School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Crack the Code
Classroom Based JA Capstone Virtual

JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone program for 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 7-9)

Middle School
High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Finance Park® (Entry Level)
Classroom Based JA Capstone Virtual

JA Finance Park Virtual includes a virtual culminating experience for students who have completed the educator-led curriculum. Students put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. The JA Finance Park Virtual simulation has been fully redeveloped, with a brand-new experience that offers two implementation options: entry level for middle school students and advanced for high school students.
(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® Virtual
Classroom Based JA Capstone Virtual

JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone curriculum for personal financial planning and career exploration. An advanced curriculum and simulation give high school students a more personal focus. Students select their career and define their future lifestyle and financial goals. (Grades 9-12)

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

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. (Grades 6-8)

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

JA Inspire Virtual is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. Within the virtual experience, students attend webinars and presentations, explore career booths, and interact with career speakers. (Grades 6-8)

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

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.

Middle School
High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA NextGen Tech Series
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's Women’s Future Leadership Academy empowers 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.

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Women's Future Leadership Academy

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