1. Virtual Academies


Virtual Academy Programs are designed to enable students to learn about the variety of career possibilities in San Diego, how to start and run their own business and how money works, all in a fun and engaging environment with their friends and fellow participants.

Academies will be organized by Elementary School (3rd-5th graders) and Middle School (6th-8th graders). Each program will be three weeks long and involve two Zoom sessions per week with JA staff, guest speakers from San Diego's business community, successful entrepreneurs and more. View specific academy details below!

Take Control of Your Future Academy:

September 2020
JA Pillar: Work and Career Readiness

3rd-5th Grade Program:

Find out you you are, what makes you tick and what career choice is right for you! We will provide the skills and feedback necessary to land your dream job!

  • Who are YOU? - Personality testing and exploration
  • What career is right for YOU? - Career types and avenues
  • Having the winning resume and interview - Peer reviews and mock interviews

To put your skills to the test, our culminating event will be in in-person interview with a panel of employers while following all social distancing and safety guidelines. Come take this journey with us so you can Take Control of Your Future!

  • Academy Dates: (Wednesdays and Fridays)September 23rd, 25th, 30th, October 2nd, 7th and 9th with a culminating event at on October 10th! (Time TBD)
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm Zoom session with Capstone Associates, Jamie and Cassie
  • Cost: $75/registrant per Academy OR $200/registrant for ALL 3 Academies*

6th-8th Grade Program:

Find out about YOU! We will provide you with the tools necessary to explore what makes you unique to help you land that dream job!

  • All about YOU! - Personality testing and social media/branding
  • Make it Work! - Paying for education/FAFSA and skill sets
  • Land that Dream Job - Building resumes and mock interviews

To put your skills to the test, our culminating event will be in in-person interview with a panel of employers while following all social distancing and safety guidelines. Come take this journey with us so you can Take Control of Your Future!

  • Academy Dates: (Mondays and Fridays): September 21st, 25th, 28th, October 2nd, 5th and 9th with a culminating event at on October 10th! (Time TBD)
  • Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm Zoom session with Capstone Associates, Jamie and Cassie
  • Cost: $75/registrant per Academy OR $200/registrant for ALL 3 Academies*

CLICK TO REGISTER!

Take Control of Your Business Academy:

October 2020
JA Pillar:
 Entrepreneurship

3rd-5th Grade Program:

Find out you what an entrepreneur is and what it takes to become one! We will provide the resources to become your own boss!

  • What makes a good business? - Goods vs. services and price, profit and revenue
  • Let's build that business! - Business plan, creating logos and prototype building
  • How to market your business - Advertising and pitching your plan

To put your skills to the test, our culminating event will be in in-person "Shark Tank" themed presentation to a panel of judges while following all social distancing and safety guidelines. Come take this journey with us so you can Take Control of Your Business!

  • Academy Dates: (Wednesdays and Fridays):October 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th with a culminating event on Saturday October 31st (Time TBD)
  • Time: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Cost: $75/registrant per Academy OR $200/registrant for ALL 3 Academies*

6th-8th Grade Program:

Find out what it takes to create and run your own business. We will provide you with the resources necessary to be an entrepreneur! 

  • What is entrepreneurship? - Types of entrepreneurs and accessing market needs
  • Business Plan - Create a business plan and prototype
  • Sell, Sell, Sell! - How to market your business

To put your skills to the test, our culminating event will be in in-person "Shark Tank" themed presentation to a panel of judges while following all social distancing and safety guidelines. Come take this journey with us so you can Take Control of Your Business!

  • Academy Dates: (Mondays and Thursdays): October 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 26th and 29th with a culminating event on Saturday October 31st (Time TBD)
  • Time: 5:00-6:00pm
  • Cost: $75/registrant per Academy OR $200/registrant for ALL 3 Academies*

CLICK TO REGISTER!

Take Control of Your Finances:

November 2020
JA Pillar:
 Financial Literacy

3rd-5th Grade Program:

Find out about money and the right way to use it! We will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be money savvy!

  • Got Credit? - Credit vs. Debit: What is the difference?
  • Types of Accounts - From checking to savings and everything in between
  • Processing Payments - Where does your money go?

To put your skills to the test, our culminating event will be in in-person Jeopardy game with team competitions and prizes while following all social distancing and safety guidelines. Come take this journey with us so you can Take Control of Your Finances!

  • Academy Dates: (Mondays and Wednesdays): November 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th with a culminating event on Saturday November 21st (Time TBD)
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Cost: $75/registrant per Academy OR $200/registrant for ALL 3 Academies*


6th-8th Grade Program:

Find out what it takes to become financially intelligent! We will provide the tools necessary to be financially savvy!

  • Know your Numbers - Needs vs. wants vs. obligations and your credit score
  • Pay Yourself First - Savings, retirement and investing
  • How to Budget - Create a budget and financial empathy

To put your skills to the test, our culminating event will be in in-person Jeopardy game with team competitions and prizes while following all social distancing and safety guidelines. Come take this journey with us so you can Take Control of Your Finances!

  • Academy Dates: (Mondays and Thursdays): November 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th with a culminating event on Saturday November 21st (Time TBD)
  • Time: 5:00-6:00pm
  • Cost: $75/registrant per Academy OR $200/registrant for ALL 3 Academies*

CLICK TO REGISTER!

*Scholarships available - please inquire for more information


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JA Virtual Opportunities

For for information about the JA Virtual Opportunities program, visit the JA Virtual Opportunities program page.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact  Deanne Markle  

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