JA For Everyone

JA For Everyone curriculum cover

Middle School
High School
Implementation:
After School

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA for Everyone prepares participants to consider income, savings, debt, investing, insurance, and budgeting to become #RealWorldReady. The JA for Everyone budgeting workshop is a 4 hour financial literacy and budgeting simulation that immerses participants in managing a 30 day budget in San Diego. Participants are given an adult profile complete with a San Diego job and salary, family, credit score, credit and education debt. During the simulation participants apply for a home loan, car loans, choose insurance for their family, pay for childcare, and manage bills and obligation.

Program Concepts

Banking, Budgets, Buying, Careers, Choices, Consumers, Credit, Debit, Debt, Expenses, Income, Interest rates, Insurance, Investments, Government, Money, Needs, Opportunity costs, Risk, Salary, Saving, Savings, Scarcity, Social Security, Taxes, Wages, Wants.

Skills Students Learn

  • Active listening
  • Analysis
  • Applying information
  • Brainstorming
  • Budgeting
  • Cause and effect
  • Charting
  • Comparing
  • Computation
  • Critical thinking
  • Data collection
  • Decision making
  • Filling out forms
  • Following directions
  • Listening
  • Math computation
  • Negotiation
  • Observation
  • Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Role-playing
  • Self-reflection
  • Spending
  • Taking responsibility.

Alignment with State and National Standards

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.

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

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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