Junior Achievement has a number of highly effective programs for middle grades and junior high school students that reinforce the value of education and teach students about the future economic benefits of staying in school. The middle grades programs build on lessons the students learned in Junior Achievement's Elementary School Program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies/history curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world. All programs consist of six 45- to 60-minutes volunteer-led activities. JA's unique delivery system provides the training, materials and support necessary to ensure a positive experience for the classroom volunteer, teacher and students
Junior Achievement Middle School programs support the national standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS).
Junior Achievement's Middle Grades Programs include:
JA Economics for Success
JA explores personal finance and students' education and career options based on their skills, interests, and values. It is designed around the following key topics: choices and self-knowledge, decision making, education and career options, budgeting, credits, and financial risk.
JA Global Marketplace
JA provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on students' daily lives. It defines world trade by identifying the following key economic aspects: international markets, cultural exchange, international law, and the flow of information, human resources and financial capital.
JA Global Marketplace - Blended Model
JA gives students an opportunity to experience the impact and importance of international business by playing the role of business owners and managers. (grades 6-8)
JA It's MY Future
JA provides practical information about preparing for the working world. Students learn about career clusters, high-growth jobs, career planning, and creating a personal brand. And, through a scavenger hunt, they are introduced to the basic aspects of job hunting.
For a complete summary of any of the above programs follow the link below:
All Junior Achievement programs are correlated to the Common Core for ELA and Math. You can find information on correlations to the US National Standards and the NY Learning Standards at the following link: