Middle School Programs


 

6th-8th Grades: JA Economics for Success
{Financial Literacy, Work Readiness | 6 Volunteer-Led Sessions | Kit-Based}

JA Economics for Success lays bare for students the heart of a successful economic life: choosing the right career and managing money properly.

Concepts - Budget, Credit, Credit Card, Credit Score, Co-Pay Insurance, Debit Card, Decision Making, Deductible, Goal Setting, Gross Income, Higher Education, Interest, Interests, Needs and Wants, Net Income, Opportunity Cost, Policy, Premium, Risk, Self Knowledge, Skills, Values, World of Work

Skills - Analyzing Information, Critical Thinking, Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills, Interpreting Data, Math Calculations, Oral and Written Communication, Organizing Information, Problem Solving, Reading for Understanding, Self Assessment, Working in Groups and Pairs, 


 

6th-8th Grades: JA It's My Future
{Work Readiness | 6 Volunteer-Led Sessions | Kit-Based}

JA It's My Future offers practical information about preparing for the working world. Students explore potential careers, discover the four factors to consider in choosing a career, and recognize basic job-hunting tools.

Concepts - Brand, Career Clusters, Career Mapping, Career Planning, Employee, Goal Setting, High-Growth Jobs, Interests, Job Application, Job Forecast, Job Hunting, Job Interview, Logo, Long-term Consequences, Personal Brand, Recommendation, Resumes, Skills, Soft Skills, Symbolism, Tagline, Technical Skills, Working Environment

Skills - Analyzing Data, Analyzing Information, Categorizing Data, Creativity, Following Written Instructions, Goal Setting, Interviewing, Mapping, Model Building, Oral and Visual Presentation, Oral and Written Communication, Organizing Information, Reading for Understanding, Self Assessment, Working in Pairs and Groups