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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 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 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 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 Finance Park (Entry Level)

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JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone program for personal financial planning and career exploration. At the culmination of this teacher-led program, students visit JA Finance Park, a realistic on-site or virtual community, to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. (Grades 7-9)

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JA Finance Park (Virtual)

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JA Finance Park Virtual includes a virtual culminating experience for students who have completed the educator-led curriculum. Students put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget. The JA Finance Park Virtual simulation has been fully redeveloped, with a brand-new experience that offers two implementation options: entry level for middle school students and advanced for high school students.
(Grades 7-12)

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JA Finance Park Advanced

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JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone curriculum for personal financial planning and career exploration. An advanced curriculum and simulation give high school students a more personal focus. Students select their career and define their future lifestyle and financial goals. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Inspire Virtual High School

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JA Inspire Virtual is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. Within the virtual experience, students attend webinars and presentations, explore career booths, and interact with career speakers. (Grades 9-12)

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JA Inspire Virtual Middle School

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JA Inspire Virtual is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. Within the virtual experience, students attend webinars and presentations, explore career booths, and interact with career speakers. (Grades 6-8)

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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 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 Titan (Blended)

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JA Titan Blended Model is a simulation-based program in which high school students compete as business CEOs in the phone industry, experiencing firsthand how an organization evaluates alternatives, makes decisions, analyzes the outcomes of those decisions, and then strategizes what to do next. (Grades 9-12) The blended model comprises 11 sessions that include tutorial sessions, game-play strategy sessions, a competition session, and deep dive sessions. Participants complete a minimum of 5 sessions, in any order. An optional event or in-class competition may be included.

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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.

Ernst & Young logo

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.

MarketWise logo

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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