Junior Achievement in the Classroom


Elementary School

JA's Elementary School Programs are designed for students in grades K-5 and include six sequential themes.  Basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace are presented.  The six programs also teach students that people assume roles as individuals, consumers, and workers in an expanding environment that extends from the self and family to global relations.  Activities build on studies from each preceding grade and prepare students for secondary school and lifelong learning.  

Elementary programs align with New York State Learning Standards in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, social studies, career development, and occupational studies.

Middle School

Junior Achievement programs introduce students in grades 6-8 to many economic concepts as well as needed information about the working world they will enter in the future.  These programs are all designed to stress the importance and value of education and the economic impact of staying in school.  The programs offered are varied including JA America Works™, JA Economics for Success™, JA Global Marketplace™ and JA It’s My Business™

JA Programs align with NY Learning Standards in math, language arts, social studies, career development, occupational studies, and family and consumer science and develop communications skills essential to success in the business world.

High School

Junior Achievement's high school programs are designed to help students make informed decisions about their future at a time in their lives when these decisions will have enormous impact.  JA offers a wide range of different programs from concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics to free enterprise.  Programs include JA Banks In Action™, JA Business Ethics™, JA Careers with a Purpose™, JA Economics™, JA Personal Finance™, JA Be Entrepreneurial™, JA Exploring Economics™, JA Success Skills™, JA Titan™, JA Job Shadow™, and the JA Company Program™.

These programs not only foster skills that will be needed in the business world, but also stress the importance of understanding our economy so that students will become successful participants in that economy.

All Junior Achievement programs are presented by business volunteers who bring real-life business experiences into the classroom to share with students and become role models for those students.


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