9th to 12th Grade Programs
JA Be Entrepreneurial, presented by Prologis
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. This program is also offered in conjunction with the Carson J Spencer Foundation’s FIRE Within Program.
JA Business Week
Learn more about JA’s week-long, crash-course in business at www.JABusinessWeek.org.
JA Career Success
JA Career Success is a high school program that helps close the workforce skills gap, made possible through a grant from Accenture. It delivers both career exploration and work readiness skills through hands on, interactive activities, and expands beyond classroom learning with the app, JA Success Park. Note: this program combines concepts from JA Careers with a Purpose and JA Success Skills, which were retired.
JA Capitalism with a Conscience, presented by FirstBank (1 classroom visit)
In this hands-on program, students discuss business ethics with local senior-level executives. Executives support the students in creating and applying personal strategies for ethical dilemmas. JA Capitalism with a Conscience is designed to complement other JA programs and is offered to classes already participating in JA.
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, presented by Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial
JA Finance Park 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 (19 45-minute lessons). High school students also benefit through an abbreviated classroom curriculum (seven 45-minute lessons). For more information, visit the JA Finance Park webpage.
JA Job Shadow, presented by Pinnacol Assurance
JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work through a field trip to a local company. In addition to the “shadow” experience, students participate in three 45-minute, teacher-taught classroom lessons. Participating students acquire and apply the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces.
JA Personal Finance, presented by Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial
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.
JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial
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 Titan is an online business simulation/competition that introduces critical economics and management decisions. Note: Very limited volunteer availability.
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