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JA University

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This program is administered by JA of New York
High School
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Many students are in need of guidance to help them navigate the path to higher education and training. JA University is a locally developed program to help demystify the process for NYC and Long Island middle and high school students. Volunteers work with students in small groups through a 2.5-hour workshop on college exploration, budgeting and decision-making, and building a personalized college action plan.

Volunteers supplement this program with their own college experiences and insights, and inspire students to continue their own education. Students walk away with practical advice they can apply immediately.

JA University can be delivered in school, at a company or on a college campus.

Program Concepts

Career and college planning, Career and college preparation, College readiness, Critical thinking, Education and training, Employer expectations, Interests, Post-secondary options, Problem-solving techniques, Short-, middle-, and long-term goals, Working priorities, Workplace skills

Skills Students Learn

  • Active-listening
  • Analyzing information
  • Brainstorming
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Interpreting information
  • Money management
  • Oral and written communication
  • Organizing Information
  • Problem solving
  • Self-assessment.

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

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National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

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Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

Request Information about this Learning Experience

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