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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 Entrepreneurship Program Brief



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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 Business Communications

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JA Business Communications is a one-semester teacher-led course that equips high school students to focus on communication skills necessary to succeed in business. (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 Career Success

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JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. (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 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

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JA Economics for Success gives students the information needed to build strong personal finances, a cornerstone to a happy, secure life. Students learn the importance of exploring career options based on their skills, interests, and values. They also learn about spending money within a budget; saving and investing wisely; and using credit cautiously. (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 Entrepreneurial Mindset

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JA Entrepreneurial Mindset is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basics of starting a business. (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 Financial Capability 1

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JA Financial Capability 1 is a one-semester teacher-led course in which high school students examine financial capabilities from a business perspective, focusing on banking, economics, business planning, and risk management. (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 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 Inspire

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JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. (Grades 6-8)

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JA Introduction to Business and Technology 1

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JA Introduction to Business and Technology 1 is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. Themes include teamwork, innovation, decision making, and ethics. (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 Introduction to Business and Technology 2

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JA Introduction to Business and Technology 2 is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to the basic skills necessary to succeed in business. Themes include personal skills like innovation, management functions, and accounting. (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 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 Job Shadow (Blended)

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JA Job Shadow Blended Model is a comprehensive experience that helps students design an individualized career path. Supporting blended as well as self-guided activities, JA Job Shadow provides a design-thinking structure for career exploration. (Grades 9-12) The program includes six 45-minute sessions and two opportunities for site visits with flexible implementation options based on local needs.

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JA Launch Lesson

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JA Launch Lesson is a point-of-entry program delivered by community entrepreneurs. Students gain firsthand knowledge about starting a business and the entrepreneurial journey. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Marketing Principles 1

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JA Marketing Principles 1 is a one-semester teacher-led course that introduces high school students to marketing and some basic marketing techniques. (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 Marketing Principles 2

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In JA Marketing Principles, a one-semester teacher-led course, high school students learn about marketing in the world around them and potential careers in the field. (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 Personal Finance 2.0

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JA Personal Finance 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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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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