Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) is providing free online learning resources and videos to teachers, parents and guardians to help keep students engaged while they are learning from home.
Family-friendly, downloadable resources are available for elementary, middle, and high school students and are organized by school level. On-demand individual activities can be completed in less than 30 minutes, offering topics such as: wants vs. needs, creating a savings plan, tracking income and expenses on a budget, how to calculate a monthly car payment, deciding on a college, how to pay for college, choosing a career, preparing a resume and how to manage the current economic climate. Browse JA’s on-demand resources here.
A new guide for teens called Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19 is also now available to download.
Additionally, for the first time, JA is offering a digital version of its traditional classroom programs, as well as recorded web interviews with local volunteers representing a variety of industries. These volunteers talk about their career path, education, what students can expect in a similar job, overcoming challenges, and other unique insights. These lessons and videos can be requested here.
“More than ever, students need hope and optimism for their future,” said Chris Silberman, Director of Communications for Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain. “JA’s virtual learning resources help accomplish this during this time when our traditional in-person programs are not possible. Current times require a new way of doing business—and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain is ready.”
As many Colorado schools have already announced building closures through the remainder of the school year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain has suspended in-person, volunteer-led programs for the rest of the school year, as well. During this unprecedented time, JA is enabling teachers with virtual classrooms to deliver JA programs to students.
All resources are free of cost. Junior Achievement is appreciative of donations, which help ensure we can continue to offer resources like these during difficult times.