Primary School Programs

Students who participate in JA programs gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life. Our programs prepare them to innovate, take on leadership roles and go after their dreams.

JA Ourselves

Kindergarten

This program introduces kindergarten students to the intersection of financial literacy and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands-on classroom activities, the program provides students with an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants.

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JA Our Families

Grade 1

This program introduces students to learning objectives for first-grade social studies, including families, neighborhoods, money, and needs and wants. Through hands-on classroom activities, students also explore the concept of entrepreneurship, specifically the ways in which businesses provide goods, services, and jobs for families.

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JA Our Community

Grade 2

This program introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives, including how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community’s success.

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JA Our City

Grade 3

This program (featuring Cha-Ching TM) introduces third-grade students to financial literacy and grade-level social studies learning objectives, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city. Dr. Alice Wilder, an award-winning expert on childhood learning (Blue’s Clues, Super Why, Cha-Ching, Speakaboos, and Amazon Kids original programming), consulted on the program’s redevelopment.

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JA More Than Money

Grade 3 – 5

This program introduces third, fourth, and fifth-grade students to financial literacy and entrepreneurship and to social studies learning objectives that include money-management, goods and services, and global markets. Through hands-on activities and a JA cast of characters serving as symbols for financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts, students will learn a practical approach to starting a business and making smart decisions about managing money.

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JA BizTown

Grade 5

This program is an integrated approach to learning core subject areas such as Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies taught at this grade level, using practical approaches and applying everyday activities to the learning experience. It exposes students to work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship as they relate to the real world and provides them with a simulated experience of how the economy works, possible career options they can pursue, prepares them to be more functional citizens in the country and to become better able to thrive and compete in a global economy.

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JA Our Nation

Grade 5

This program introduces fifth-grade students to the intersection of work readiness and upper elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands-on classroom activities, the program provides students with practical information about the nation’s free market system and how it serves as an economic engine for businesses and careers.

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JA Global Market Place

Grade 6 – 8

This program provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on students’ daily lives. Students explore six key aspects of the global economy.

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JA It’s My Business!

Grade 6 – 8

This program encourages students to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations.

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JA programs inspire students to understand their potential, set life goals and succeed at school and in business. Ensure your school is enrolled in a Junior Achievement program by registering your school today!

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