Programs - Middle School Programs
JA’s middle grades programs for students in grades 6-8 include economics and business curricula and a capstone experience. The dynamic interaction between the volunteer and students promotes active learning and brings theory to life.
Junior Achievement has several highly effective programs for middle grades students that reinforce the value of workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Students are introduced to many economic concepts and useful facts about the working world.
The middle grades programs build on concepts 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 curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.
For an overview of these programs, please refer to this document: Middle Grades Program Overview
JA Economics for Success
JA Economics for Success explores personal finance and students’ education and career options based on their skills, interests, and values. It also demonstrates the economic benefits of staying in school. Six required, volunteer-led activities.
JA Economics for Success Key Learning Objectives
JA Global Marketplace
JA Global Marketplace provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on students’ lives. Six required, volunteer-led activities.
JA Global Marketplace Key Learning Objectives
JA It’s My Business
JA It’s My Business! encompasses entrepreneurship curriculum for students in grades six, seven, and eight. The program emphasizes entrepreneurship while providing a strong focus on social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations. Six required, volunteer-led activities.
JA It’s My Business Key Learning Objectives