Grade Level

9th - 12th

Time Commitment

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

High School Program

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.

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.

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.

JA Company Program

11th - 12th grade

JA Company Program unlocks the innate ability in students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture—unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit. Each of the program’s 13 meetings is divided into a Company Ops and Deeper Dive activity. The Company Ops is that portion of the meeting during which students build and manage their business. During the Deeper Dive, students work individually or in groups to take a closer look at a business-related topic.

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.

JA Personal Finance

11th - 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.