JA PROGRAMS

Middle School Program

Grade Level

6th - 8th

Time Commitment

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

2016-2017 JA Impact

Middle School Program

SCHOOLS

75

VOLUNTEERS

199

STUDENTS

7,614

Junior Achievement middle school programs build on principles from the elementary school programs, helping students recognize education as a key to success. The middle school programs stress the importance of education and staying in school, while introducing students to more in-depth economic concepts and the world of work.

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 Economics for Success

6th - 8th Grade

JA Economics for Success gives students the information needed to build strong personal finances, a cornerstone to a happy, secure life. Students learn the importance of exploring career options based on their skills, interests, and values. They also learn about spending money within a budget; saving and investing wisely; and using credit cautiously.

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JA Global Marketplace

6th - 8th Grade

JA Global Marketplace takes students on a spin around the world. Students learn the products they use every day, like their backpacks and sneakers, might use raw material from one country, be assembled in another, and sold from Peking to Chicago. The program helps students understand how goods flow through various economies and the effect globalization has on their lives.

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JA It's My Future

6th - 8th Grade

JA It’s My Future provides practical information about preparing for the working world. Students learn about career clusters, high-growth jobs, career planning, and creating a personal brand. And, through a scavenger hunt, they are introduced to the basic aspects of job hunting.

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