JA PROGRAMS

High School Program

Grade Level

9th - 12th

Time Commitment

(once a week for five to eight consecutive weeks, 45 to 60 minutes per visit)

2016-2017 JA Impact

High School Program

SCHOOLS

75

VOLUNTEERS

229

STUDENTS

7,363

JA high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead.  These programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world.

All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives.

 

JA Be Entrepreneurial

9th - 12th Grade

JA Be Entrepreneurial challenges students, through interactive classroom activities, to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. The program provides useful, practical content to assist teens in the transition from being students to productive, contributing members of society.

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JA Economics

11th - 12th Grade

JA Economics reinforces concepts of micro- and macro-economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of the U.S. economic system and how economic principles influence business decisions. It also introduces students to consumer issues, such as saving, investing, and taxation.

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JA Career Success

9th - 12th Grade

 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.

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JA Personal Finance

9th - 12th Grade

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.

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