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JA Career Adventures®

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This program is administered by JA of Central Ohio
Middle School

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA Career Adventures is a highly-engaging, digital program that encourages 6thgrade students to think about not just what they want to be when they grow up, but also who they want to be!

Through lessons aligned with state learning standards, assignments, examples, decision-making activities, videos, and more, 6th grade students learn about finances, economics, careers, and themselves.

The JA Career Adventures encourages students to find out WHO they want to be before deciding WHAT they want to be.

After participating in JA Career Adventures, students will:
-- Have a greater comprehension of how their personality, skills, interests and values may lead to a rewarding career
-- Develop an introductory understanding of personal budgeting
-- Have a deeper understanding of financial literacy topics such as earnings, savings, taxes, loans and credit scores
-- Investigate Career Clusters based on the results of a Holland Codes Interests Survey
-- Recognize that planning for their future starts now!

Each Adventure includes videos, GIFs, colorful graphics, activities, confidence-building language, diverse teacher iconography and plenty of white space to make it easy to read.

Program Concepts

Budgets, career, career clusters, credit scores, earnings, education level, Happy Place (a successful and rewarding career), high-growth careers, interests, job growth, job outlook, loans, money, personal budget, personality, responsible consumerism, savings, skills, soft skills, taxes, technical skills, transferable skills, values, Venn Diagrams, wages v. salaries, wants v. needs

Skills Students Learn

  • Budgeting comparing and contrasting information evaluating and sorting options identifying personal skills identifying strengths and weaknesses logical reasoning note taking read for understanding recognize vocabulary review results self-evaluation

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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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