JA prepares students for future success through hands-on financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship programs.
For more than 100 years, Junior Achievement programs have helped prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.
JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curricula while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA, our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them they can make a difference in the world.
Programs for Virtual Classrooms
Junior Achievement has adapted many of its programs to be ready for virtual classrooms. These include prerecorded videos of volunteer-guided lessons, downloadable activities that can be implemented by themselves or in tandem with other JA virtual classroom activities, or real-time JA lessons conducted by a live volunteer via your preferred video conferencing platform. Click here to view JA’s Virtual Education Resources. If you have questions, please contact MMacDonnell@JAColorado.org.
Additionally, a virtual version of JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, is available for teachers to use in their virtual classrooms. In the virtual version of JA Finance Park, students still assume a fictional adult persona with a job and salary, and must budget and pay bills as they would in the real world. For more information, please contact FinancePark@JAColorado.org.