6th to 8th Grade Programs
JA Economics for Success
Economics for Success explores personal finance, and students’ education and career options based on their skills, interests and values.
JA Global Marketplace
Global Marketplace provides practical information about the key aspects of the global economy, what makes world trade work and how trade affects students’ daily lives.
JA It’s My Business
It’s My Business encompasses entrepreneurship curriculum for students in grades six, seven and eight. The program emphasizes entrepreneurship while providing a strong focus on social studies, reading and writing skills.
JA Sum It Up
This program was designed for middle school students lacking basic math skills and needing to see the relevance of what they are learning in school to real-life situations.
JA Finance Park
JA Finance Park is an innovative financial literacy simulation that introduces young people to personal financial planning and career exploration. Through the program, students can participate in this powerful hands-on experience. Students first build their skills in the classroom with four weeks of teacher-led lessons; then they put what they’ve learned about economic options and budgeting into practice through a role-play scenario. Students will assume randomly generated life situations with an assigned job, age, marital status, income and educational background. They then face the realities of successfully developing a budget, maintaining a household and pursuing a career.
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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 to 10, 2013. Junior Achievement would like to thank all of the wonderful teachers who welcome JA volunteers into their classrooms. We appreciate you!
It was freshman year and our economics class entered to a Junior Achievement volunteer ready to teach us about business ethics. Honestly, as 14 year old freshmen, we didn’t think business ethics to be terribly applicable to our everyday lives, … Continue reading