9th to 12th Grade Programs
JA Be Entrepreneurial
Through interactive classroom activities, JA Be Entrepreneurial focuses on challenging students to start their own entrepreneurial ventures while still in high school. JA Be Entrepreneurial includes concepts of sustainability that are sponsored by Prologis. This program is also offered in conjunction with the Carson J Spencer Foundation’s FIRE Within Program.
JA Business Ethics
JA Business Ethics fosters ethical decision-making in students as they prepare to enter the workforce. Note: This program will be retired after the 2012/13 school year.
JA Careers with a Purpose
JA Careers with a Purpose introduces students to the importance of making career and life decisions that help them realize their life potential or noble purpose. Note: This program will be combined with JA Success Skills after the 2012/13 school year.
JA Capitalism with a Conscience
This hands-on program provides students the opportunity to learn about ethics from local CEOs and work in groups to offer solutions to ethical dilemmas. Sponsored by FirstBank.
Eligible schools can register online.
JA Company Program
Designed to foster a better understanding of business’ role in our society, this program challenges students to organize and operate an actual business enterprise. They not only learn how businesses function, but also about the structure of the U.S. free enterprise system and the benefits it provides.
JA Economics is a one-semester course that examines the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro- and international economics. JA Economics is a teacher-led course with student textbooks and study guides. This program requires an additional volunteer-led JA program.
JA Exploring Economics
JA Exploring Economics tackles a complex subject and makes it accessible and fun for high school students through hands-on activities. It teaches concepts such as supply and demand, and inflation, as well as the effect which governments and the individual have on the global economy and on the price of a loaf of bread. By making economics engaging and relatable, JA Exploring Economics helps students better understand the impact they have on the economy as consumers and taxpayers, and teaches important personal financial lessons around spending, saving and investing.
JA Finance Park
JA Finance Park, presented by Great-West Great-Teachers, takes students into the real world of finance in a four-week financial literacy education program that introduces personal financial planning and career exploration. It is designed to be taught to middle school students by classroom teachers. High school students also benefit from this program through an abbreviated classroom curriculum. For more information, visit the JA Finance Park webpage.
JA Personal Finance
This program introduces students to the importance of making wise financial choices. Students explore the role that money plays in achieving personal goals throughout life. They develop planning, goal setting and thoughtful decision-making skills that will help them protect themselves from the unexpected financial pitfalls that plague so many adults.
JA Real Jobs in Colorado
JA Real Jobs in Colorado guides young people through their career searching process from high school to post-secondary education to employment. This program aligns with ICAP. For program details, email Jenn Venerable.
JA Stock Market Challenge
The JA Stock Market Challenge educates students about investing and trading in the stock market in a hands-on, high-tech simulation of the New York Stock Exchange floor. Includes two volunteer-led classroom lessons titled JA Take Stock in Your Future. For program details, visit the webpage dedicated to the JA Stock Market Challenge student event.
JA Success Skills
JA Success Skills develops students’ interpersonal effectiveness and problem-solving strategies necessary for the workplace. Students undergo individual interpersonal skill assessment, set benchmarks, then practice and develop these skills.
JA Titan is an online business simulation/competition that introduces critical economics and management decisions. Note: Very limited volunteer availability.
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