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 most of its programs for engaging virtual learning. These include prerecorded videos with volunteer mentors, downloadable activities, and more. Please browse JA program options using the menu on this page.
Additionally, new virtual versions of JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, are available for teachers for middle and high school students. In the virtual versions 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. A new advanced version of JA Finance Park enables students to see how changes in life and careers impact their long term finances. For more information, visit our JA Finance Park page, or contact FinancePark@JAColorado.org.