JA Company Program - After School (Locally Developed)

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High School
Implementation:
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Program Overview
The 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.

The program is available for both in-school or after-school implementation, and may be completed during one-semester or throughout an entire school year. Two implementation options are available: 13 two-hour meetings or 26 one-hour meetings focused on the Company Ops.

Company Ops is that portion of the meeting during which students build and manage their business. This usually will take the majority of the meeting time.

Deeper Dives are optional activities or suggestions on how to extend the meeting topic. Students work individually or in groups.

Program Basics
Includes a series of 13 two-hour meetings or 26 one-hour meetings recommended for high school students.
Program delivered online to students through the JA Learning Platform.
Introduces students to the key elements involved in organizing and operating a business, while empowering them to solve problems and address local needs through the entrepreneurial spirit.
Meeting-specific, student-friendly materials and resources are presented to increase student interaction and emphasize JA's experiential approach to learning.
Correlates well to state social studies, English, and math standards, as well as the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics.

Program Concepts

Annual report, Business plan, Capitalization, Company structure, Entrepreneurial facts, myths, and traits, Financial tools, Launch the company, Leadership, Liquidate, Marketing, Personal action plan, Pitch, Product development process, Product and service evaluation, Quality control, Sales techniques, Supply chain, SWOT analysis

Skills Students Learn

  • Accountability
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Decision making
  • Idea development
  • Leadership
  • Product evaluation
  • Public speaking
  • Sales
  • Self-assessment
  • Synthesizing and evaluating information
  • Teamwork

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.

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