Through the variety and depth of Junior Achievement high school programs, students gain a practical perspective of handling their finances, understanding the economy, and managing their future educational and career choices.
Students participate in hands-on interactive programs where they practice important business concepts, such as forming companies or competing with each other in a computerized economy. We provide all the course materials, which are given at no cost to the teacher or volunteer.
Additionally, JA awards over $100,000 in scholarships to high school students each year.
2015-2016 HIGH SCHOOL IMPACT
JA Be Entrepreneurial
The program focuses on challenging students through interactive classroom activities to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.
JA Career Success
A Career Success equips students with the tools and skills required to get and keep a job in high-growth career industries.
The new JA Company Program blended model unlocks the innate ability in students to solve a problem or fill a need in their community through an entrepreneurial spirit.
JA Company Program
By organizing and operating an actual business enterprise, students not only learn how businesses function, they also learn about the structure of the U.S. free enterprise system and the benefits it provides.
The program reinforces concepts of micro- and macro- economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of the U.S. economic system, and how economic principles influence business decisions.
JA Exploring Economics
Students foster lifelong skills and knowledge about how the economy works, including micro, macro, personal and international economics.
JA Finance Park Online
Students become an adult for the day and immerse themselves in a reality-based decision-making process addressing aspects of individual family budgeting including housing, transportation, food, utilities, healthcare, investments, philanthropy and banking.
JA Latino Outreach
The purpose of the JA Hispanic Initiative is to inspire and prepare Hispanic students with the tools and knowledge they will need succeed, while increasing the number of Hispanic volunteer role-models providing these students with JA programs.
JA Job Shadow
The program takes students into the workplace to learn about careers.
JA Personal Finance
The program recognizes the fundamental elements of their personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management, and giving.
JA Personal Finance – Blended Model demonstrates the relationship between financial decisions made now and future financial freedom and quality of life. Students learn that a positive financial future requires management strategies, including career exploration, budgeting, savings, wise use of credit, savvy shopping, consumer protection, and investment strategies.
JA Student Scholarships
JA awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards to exceptional students who have participated in our programs.
Students operate a virtual company and gain a real-world understanding of the effect management decisions have on a company’s bottom line
JA You’re Hired!
The program provides students with an inside look into the workforce, networking, and interviewing process. The 2017 event is April 21, 2017 at Robert Morris University in Chicago.