Elementary School Programs

Elementary School Programs

JA’s elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, as well as an after-school and capstone experience, work to change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics.

JA Biztown

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Grade: Elementary School, Middle School
Financial Literacy level: High
Work Readiness level: High
Entrepreneurship level: High

Program Brief

Program Overview

JABT TEKS

JABT/JABT Virtual/ JABT Adventures

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. (Grades 4-6) 

JA In A Day

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JA in a Day is a high-impact way to deliver JA's lessons for a particular grade level all on the same day. Some schools choose to have every grade receive JA programming on the same day. "JA in a Day" is a unique opportunity as it offers volunteers and schools a great opportunity to get involved with Junior Achievement without juggling schedule conflicts or long-term commitments.

JA Virtual Career Speaker Series

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FALL SESSIONS 9/15 – 11/19

What is JA Virtual Career Speaker Series?

Business professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovative thinkers from a variety of industries join this powerful career readiness experience to share their personal and professional career journey with students. This can be done virtual (LIVE) or via submitted video. The JA Virtual Career Speaker Series offers speakers representing ALL of the 16 career clusters.

YEP! Young Entrepreneurship Pathway

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An entrepreneurial spirit is not bound by age or grade! Through the JA YEP! program, successful entrepreneurs help to cultivate the entrepreneurial potential of our young people in grades 4 – 12. By utilizing a learning model that incorporates 21st century technology and contemporary teaching methods, students learn in ways that foster innovation and ingenuity, ultimately launching a business venture of their own.