JA programs’ materials are classroom tested and offered as self-contained kits that include detailed lesson plans for volunteers to effectively engage students. These hands-on activities help young people understand the economics and opportunities of life.
Learn more about how our programs correlate with New York State Learning Standards for social studies for grades K-12, as well as the Common Core State Standards in English/ Language Arts and mathematics.
We offer three volunteer delivery methods for JA programs:
- JA in a Day – Volunteer(s) delivers a full grade program to with students during one marathon, full-day classroom visit. (Recommended for elementary, middle, and high schools.)
- JA Weekly – Volunteer(s) deliver each program lesson once a week in 5-6 visits lasting 30 minutes each (K-2nd grades) or 45 minutes each (3rd-5th grades). Visits take place during school hours. (Recommended for elementary and high schools.)
- JA at Work – Volunteer(s) host students at their company or organization for career exploration and college preparation field trip such as JA Job Shadow or a Youth Leadership Conference. (Recommended for middle and high schools.)