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.

Program Delivery

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.)

Elementary School

Through our elementary school programs, students learn how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers, and consumers.

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Middle School

Our middle school grade programs build on principles learned from the elementary years, while emphasizing the value of education and money management.

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High School

Our high school grade programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions related to personal finance, educational opportunities, and career possibilities in a global economy.

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Survey results prove that JA, at all levels, prepares students to develop successful financial management habits, and empowers them to develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life.

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