WHAT WE DO:
About Junior Achievement® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, 139 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States, with an additional 4.3 million students served by operations in 118 other countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ja.org/.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Junior Achievement reaches 8.3 million students worldwide. Using age-appropriate curricula, which align with state and federal academic standards, Junior Achievement programs teach children how they impact the world around them as individuals and consumers and prepare them for economic and workforce issues they will face as adults.
JA Worldwide is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of JA Economics - a one-semester, teacher-taught economics course recommended for students in grades 11 and 12. The program examines the fundamental concepts of micro-, macro-, and international economics.
The JA Economics program includes four components:
JA Exploring Economics
Available for the fall 2008 semester, JA Exploring Economics is designed as a complement to existing high school economics courses and through hands-on classroom activities led by a volunteer, JA Exploring Economics fosters lifelong skills and knowledge about how the economy works, including micro-, macro-, personal, and international economics.
Following participation in this new JA program, high school students will be able to:
JA Worldwide gratefully acknowledges MetLife Foundation for their dedication to the development and implementation of the high school program JA Exploring Economics.
BizKid$ is a multi-media, multi-faceted initiative that shows school-aged children how to make and manage money, and teaches them about entrepreneurship. The initiative includes:
Public TV Series - Biz Kid$ is a weekly 30-minute TV show by the Emmy award-winning creators of "Bill Nye the Science Guy." The show is fun, fast-paced, and features compelling stories from real-life young entrepreneurs.
Classroom Activities - JA-created lessons reinforce the content of each television episode and supplement existing JA programs.
Web site - Includes fun content for students - blogs, games, video clips, opportunities to become part of the Biz Kid$ community and more! Also available on http://www.bizkids.com/ are the downloadable lessons for classroom volunteers, educators and parents.
eNewsletter - The Vault is a monthly eNewsletter which offers ideas on how kids can start their own businesses, hints on earning money and tips on making their money grow.
JA Worldwide gratefully acknowledges the generous support of America's Credit Unions towards the development of Biz Kid$.
WHAT WE NEED:
There are a number of ways to get involved with Junior Achievement:
Teachers can invite a Junior Achievement volunteer into the classroom and use JA programs to complement existing curricula. Parents, business professionals, or community members can volunteer in a classroom or for a special event.
JA volunteers embody the heart of Junior Achievement. Our volunteers deliver a message of opportunity and economic empowerment to students. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of the organization.
You can even sponsor your own child's classroom! Junior Achievement provides the training, classroom materials, and the students whose lives you will impact. Volunteer opportunities can easily fit into your schedule - for as little as 45 minutes a week!
For more information, visit http://www.ja.org.
Wilson, Vice President,
Volunteer Initiatives & Program
One Eduction Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Or click on the following link to Contact your local JA office
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy