Grade Level

6th - 8th

Time Commitment

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

Middle School Program

JA's middle school programs build on principles from the elementary school programs, helping students recognize education as a key to success. These programs stress the importance of education and staying in school.

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.

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.

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.