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Our Locally Developed Programs

Junior Achievement Programs

Junior Achievement's unique delivery system provides the training, materials, and support necessary to bolster the chances for student success. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts. We invite you to take a closer look at our programs!


Locally Developed Programs

Programs developed locally by Junior Achievement of San Diego

Virtual JA Programs

We understand that as a community we are worried about the current extended break causing students to fall behind. The curriculum contained in all Junior Achievement programming aligns with Common Core State Standards, National Standards for Financial Literacy, and 21st Century Skills. We have worked hard over the past week to make versions of our curriculum available to our community in order to support the educational achievement goals of students.

Implementation: JA-AfterSchool
Entrepreneurship: High
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: High
The McGrath Family JA BizTown®

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

Implementation: JA-Capstone
Entrepreneurship: High
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: High
Mission Fed JA Finance Park Blended Model

Mission Fed JA Finance Park is a paperless, high-tech learning center that helps students imagine their future through participation in a budgeting simulation. Our program helps thousands of San Diego teens, young adults and families learn how to make intelligent financial decisions that will last a lifetime. The traditional, blended, and PBL programs includes in-class curriculum and a one day capstone experience at Mission fed JA Finance Park. JA Finance Park helps students imagine who they want to be and gives them hands-on tools and skills to plan for a financially secure future.

Implementation: JA-Capstone
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: High
JA For Everyone

JA for Everyone is a 4-hour personal budgeting simulation designed to help participants understand the link between lifestyle, education, career, and the management of personal finances in an interactive environment. JA for Everyone at JA Finance Park encourages participants to explore what it takes to balance a budget and manage a life in sunny San Diego and beyond. Participants must be 12 years or older. All sessions take place from 9:00am-1:00pm. Due to high demand, no refunds or rescheduling are permitted. Dates with low enrollment will be given refund or reschedule options if necessary.

Implementation: JA-AfterSchool
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: Moderate
JA For Everyone - The Scouts Personal Management Badge

The JA for Everyone Personal Management Merit Badge workshop series is a Scout approved program designed to help Scouts achieve the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain their Personal Management Merit Badge. Scouts attend three workshop sessions over a 90+ day time frame to complete all the required documentation, application, and citation for completion of the Personal Management Merit Badge requirements. The program includes classroom style instruction, the JA Finance Park budgeting simulation, and a counselor day for Scouts to defend their 90 day budget and financial literacy knowledge.

Implementation: JA-AfterSchool
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: Moderate
JA For Everyone - Girl Scouts Financing My Dreams Badge

The JA for Everyone program is a Girl Scout approved program designed to help Girl Scouts achieve the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain their Financing My Dreams Merit Badge. Girl Scouts attend a four hour workshop focused on financial literacy. JA for Everyone is a personal budgeting simulation designed to help participants understand the link between lifestyle, education, career, and the management of personal finances in an interactive environment. JA for Everyone at JA Finance Park encourages participants to explore what it takes to balance a budget and manage a life in sunny San Diego and beyond.

Implementation: JA-AfterSchool
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: Moderate
Stock Market Challenge

Using state-of-the-art technology in a simulated trading environment, high schools students, college students and adults will experience the fast-paced, high-stakes thrill of the stock exchange. Each team begins with $500,000 in fictitious funds and interacts with on-site traders to buy and sell shares in 26 companies with the goal of building the highest-net worth portfolio by the end of the trading period. All money raised for the event will support JA's life-changing programs.

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: Moderate
JA Job Shadow

JA Job Shadow program provides engaging and meaningful work-based learning opportunities for youth in our region to connect to the world of work. In collaboration with industry and education partners we create events for students to learn more about San Diego’s high-priority career sectors, leading industry companies and businesses.

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: Minimal
Financial Literacy: Minimal
Work Readiness: High
JA Camps

San Diego offers several “camp” opportunities during the year. JA camps utilize Junior Achievement national, regional, and locally developed curriculum. JA Camps focus on one or more of the JA pillars of focus: Entrepreneurship, Workforce Preparedness, and Financial Literacy.

Implementation: Classroom Based
Entrepreneurship: High
Financial Literacy: High
Work Readiness: High
JA Correlates To State Standards!

Junior Achievement programs correlate to various national, state, and district educational standards. See how by clicking below!

JA Correlation Standards
See the Results!

Survey results prove that JA is preparing students to develop successful financial management habits, empowering them to explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and providing them the skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.

JA Programs Evaluation Results
JA Programs Scope and Sequence

Learn more about the concepts and skills of JA Programs.

JA Scope and Sequence
More Awesome Learning Opportunities!

JA programs supplements provide students with additional information and engaging learning opportunities.

JA Program Supplements

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