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All JA curriculum is listed below. If desired, you can filter by first selecting a grade level, then a pathway.

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The Business Plan Competition is JA New York’s signature entrepreneurship education program for high school students. Students work in small teams to create a viable business plan for a product or service. Several rounds of competition determine the top three teams who receive cash prize awards and a trophy for their school.

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Business Plan Competition
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Business Communications is a one-semester teacher-led course that equips high school students to focus on communication skills necessary to succeed in business. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Business Communications®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. (Grades K-12)

Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Career Speakers Series®
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Economics is a one-semester course that connects high school students to the economic principles that influence their daily lives as well as their futures. (Grades 11-12)

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Minimal Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Economics®
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Entrepreneurial Mindset is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces
high school students to the basics of starting a business. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Entrepreneurial Mindset®
Classroom Based JA Capstone Virtual

JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone program for personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-9)

Middle School
High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Finance Park® (Entry Level)
Classroom Based JA Capstone Virtual

JA Finance Park Virtual includes a virtual culminating experience for students who have completed the educator-led curriculum. Students put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. The JA Finance Park Virtual simulation has been fully redeveloped, with a brand-new experience that offers two implementation options: entry level for middle school students and advanced for high school students.
(Grades 7-12)

Middle School
High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Finance Park® Virtual
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Financial Capability 2 is a one-semester teacher-led course in which high school students examine financial capabilities from a business perspective, focusing on employee benefits, ethics, business investment, and international business operations. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Financial Capability® 2
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Financial Literacy is a one-semester teacher-led course that equips high school students with foundational personal finance skills.(Grades 9-12)

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Financial Literacy®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA High School Heroes provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA High School Heroes
Classroom Based Virtual

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. (Grades 6-8)

Middle School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA Inspire®

JA Introduction to Business and Technology 1 is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. Themes include teamwork, innovation, decision making, and ethics. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Introduction to Business and Technology® 1

JA Introduction to Business and Technology 2 is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. Themes include personal skills like innovation, management functions, and accounting. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Introduction to Business and Technology® 2
Classroom Based After School Virtual

Through engaging activities, JA It’s My Business! Blended Model provides middle school students an opportunity to experience the initial steps necessary to start a business. New program content provides an authentic entrepreneurial experience for students, with each session building up to a product-pitch competition. (Grades 6-8)

Middle School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA It's My Business!®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA It’s My Future Blended Model offers middle school students practical information to help prepare them for the working world. Students will develop the personal-branding and job-hunting skills needed to earn a job. (Grades 6-8)

Middle School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA It's My Future®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12)

Middle School
High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
Learn More About JA It's My Job® (Soft Skills)
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA Launch Lesson is a point-of-entry program delivered by community entrepreneurs. Students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Minimal Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Launch Lesson®
Classroom Based Virtual

In JA Marketing Principles, a one-semester teacher-led course, high school students learn about marketing in the world around them and potential careers in the field. (Grades 9-12)

High School
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Learn More About JA Marketing Principles® 2
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families. (Grade 1)

Elementary School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Our Families®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. (Grade 4)

Elementary School
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Our Region®
Classroom Based After School Virtual

JA Ourselves uses storybook characters in read-aloud and hands-on activities to introduce the role people play in an economy. Through engaging, volunteer-led activities, young students learn about individual choices, money, the importance of saving and giving, and the value of work. (Kindergarten)

Elementary School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Learn More About JA Ourselves®
Classroom Based

Discusses important college readiness topics including options for post-secondary education, planning a budget, and making a personalized college action plan. Three volunteer-led sessions can be completed at the school or a host company.

High School
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
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