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JA Connect

JA Connect Learning Pathways is Junior Achievement’s first self-guided student experience, featuring a flexible, modular repository of activities. The online activities give students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and to apply and practice new skills and behaviors inside or outside of the classroom. The self-guided activities can also be used independent from a JA program.

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JA Connect Entrepreneurship

JA Connect Entrepreneurship

JA Connect Entrepreneurship provides self-guided, on-demand learning experiences and resources to high school students interested in entrepreneurship.


JA Connect Entrepreneurship 



JA Connect Financial Literacy

JA Connect Financial Literacy

JA Connect Learning Pathways is Junior Achievement’s first self-guided student experience, featuring a flexible, modular repository of activities related to financial literacy. The online activities give students an opportunity to find help as they learn how to invest and spend their earnings.


JA Connect Financial Literacy 



JA Connect Work and Career Readiness

JA Connect Work and Career Readiness

JA Connect Learning Pathways features a flexible, modular repository of activities related to Work and Career Readiness. The online activities give students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and to apply and practice new skills and behaviors inside or outside of the classroom.


JA Connect Work and Career Readiness 



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JA Connect

JA Connect

JA Connect Learning Pathways is Junior Achievement’s first self-guided student experience, featuring a flexible, modular repository of activities related to work and career readiness.

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JA All About Cars

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JA All About Cars introduces students to the essential costs related to buying and operating a first car and offers tips on being a smart consumer when purchasing a vehicle. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Be Entrepreneurial (Creative Problem Solving)

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JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. In JA Creative Problem Solving, students learn and apply design thinking, an innovative process for problem solving used by entrepreneurs (and intrapreneurs) to brainstorm customer-centric ideas. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Be Entrepreneurial (Rapid Business Planning)

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JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. In JA Rapid Business Planning, students learn about the Lean Model Canvas, the strategic management template for developing business models. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Be Entrepreneurial (Think Like an Entrepreneur)

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JA Be Entrepreneurial is a reimagined, modular program that teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators who add value to any organization. In JA Think Like an Entrepreneur, students develop a mindset that enables opportunity identification, innovation, value creation, and problem solving. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Career Speakers Series

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In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. (Grades K-12)

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JA Career Success Blended

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JA Career Success Blended Model is an engaging and comprehensive program that introduces high school students to the workplace. As interns, students participate in realistic work experiences in multiple departments of a fictional company, Orbit Boom. The program teaches soft skills and business best practices in the context of scenarios and assignments. The program consists of seven 45-minute sessions and 10 optional sessions. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Company Program

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JA Company Program empowers high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community and teaches them practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Company Program Pop Up

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JA Company Program Pop Up teaches students how to plan, launch, and operate their own business venture within a structured, guided experience. Throughout the start-up process, students collaborate, make crucial business decisions, practice communication skills, and develop entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. (Grades 6-12)

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JA Economics

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JA Economics is a one-semester course that connects high school students to the economic principles that influence their daily lives as well as their futures. (Grades 11-12)

This course has received California A-G approval from High School Articulation, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of California.

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JA Economics for Success Blended

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JA Economics for Success Blended introduces students to initial work and career readiness and personal finance concepts. The program offers 6 or more or more instructional contact hours (ICH) based on modular delivery of at least 6 of the 10 sessions. (Grades 6-8)

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JA Excellence through Ethics

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Through JA Excellence through Ethics, students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision-making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. (Grades 6-12) JA Excellence through Ethics is a 60- to 90-minute learning experience with additional optional activities.

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JA Financial Literacy

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JA Financial Literacy is a one-semester teacher-led course that equips high school students with foundational personal finance skills.(Grades 9-12)

This course has received California A-G approval from High School Articulation, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of California.

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JA Global Marketplace

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JA Global Marketplace Blended Model introduces students to the global marketplace and the ways in which countries buy and sell from each other. Through completion of this program, students will gain an understanding of producers and consumers in the interconnected global market. (Grades 6-8) The program consists of seven 45-minute sessions.

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JA High School Heroes

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JA High School Heroes provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. (Grades 9-12)

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JA It's My Business!

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Through engaging activities, JA It’s My Business! Blended Model provides middle school students an opportunity to experience the initial steps necessary to start a business. New program content provides an authentic entrepreneurial experience for students, with each session building up to a product-pitch competition. (Grades 6-8) The program includes six 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.

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JA It's My Future

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JA It’s My Future Blended Model offers middle school students practical information to help prepare them for the working world. Students will develop the personal-branding and job-hunting skills needed to earn a job. (Grades 6-8) The program includes six 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.

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JA It's My Job (Soft Skills)

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JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. (Grades 6-12) The program includes six 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.

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JA Personal Finance 2.0

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JA Personal Finance 2.0 allows students to experience the interrelationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, investing, credit card usage, debt management, and net worth. (Grades 9-12) The program consists of eight 45-minute sessions with 3 additional modular sessions.

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JA Take Stock in Your Future

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Through JA Take Stock in Your Future, students discover the benefits and challenges of investing in the stock market as part of a broader, long-term investment strategy and the risks and rewards of trading. (grades 9-12) The program includes five 45- minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout, including an optional online or site-based JA Stock Market Challenge competition.

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JA Titan

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JA Titan allows students to operate a virtual company through a Web-based simulation. The students' success depends on decisions about their product's price and their company's marketing, research and development, and business practices. Win or lose, students gain an understanding of how management decisions affect a company's bottom line. (Grades 9-12)

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Sponsors

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Junior Achievement gratefully acknowledges Accenture LLP for their support of the development of the JA Connect Learning Pathways portal and sponsorship of the Work Readiness Pathway.

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Junior Achievement gratefully acknowledges Ernst & Young for their continued support of JA's entrepreneurial programs including the JA Connect Learning Pathway for Entrepreneurship and JA Launch Lesson.

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Junior Achievement gratefully acknowledges MarketWise for their support of JA's financial literacy programs on the JA Connect Learning Pathway - My Money to ensure students are prepared to be smart money experts.

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