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JA Economics for Success Blended®

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Middle School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School

Pillars of Student Success
Financial Literacy High Financial Literacy
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA Economics for Success Blended introduces middle school students (ages 11–14) to initial work and career readiness and personal finance concepts. Students explore career interests and opportunities and learn about financial roles and responsibilities. They learn about planning for a career, including the importance of self-awareness to guide choices, relevant post-high school education to enable those choices, and sufficient income to pay for their wants and needs. Students recognize and develop transferable skills, useful regardless of career. And they learn about the costs of expenses and setting personal financial priorities.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

• Develop an awareness of their individual preferences toward work and financial goals.
• Associate current values, skills, and interests with future success in a dynamic and changing workforce.
• Think critically to connect today’s financial choices with their future in the digital economy.



JA Economics for Success is recommended for middle school students. This program is part of both the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and the JA Financial Literacy Pathway. The program offers 6 or more or more instructional contact hours (ICH) based on modular delivery of at least 6 of the 10 sessions. Implementation can feature a single JA Pathway, Work and Career Readiness or Financial Literacy, or a combination of both to meet local needs.

JA Programs support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, work and career readiness. Please see below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

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National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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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.

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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

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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