Middle School Programs

Middle School Programs

The middle grades programs build on concepts the students learned in Junior Achievement’s elementary school program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.

JA Biztown

JABT/JABT Virtual/ JABT Adventures

JABizTown

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

Program Brief

Program Overview

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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 Learn and Earn App

JA Learn and Earn is a brand-new app, created by the founders and engineers that helped to build and launch Acorns, the fastest growing micro-investing app in the country. This app allows middle and high school students to learn financial literacy skills anytime, anywhere, in a fun and engaging gaming experience. The JA Learn and Earn App is available for free in the App Store and Google Play Store.

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 within a streamlined, teacher-led experience. All profits generated benefit the school, a designated community organization, or other school-approved recipients.

JA Finance Park

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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 7-12)

JA Inspire

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Who better to excite and educate students about career opportunities than the employers who will be hiring them. The Virtual Inspire platform and curriculum bring employers and students together to Inspire tomorrow's workforce. 

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.