Skip Navigation

JA Our Community® 2.0

JA Our Community curriculum cover

Elementary School
Implementation:
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Moderate Entrepreneurship
Through JA Our Community, students are immersed in the daily life of their community—the people who work there, the money decisions they make, the flow of the community’s economy, and the importance of being an involved and responsible community member. They are introduced to the types of skills and knowledge necessary to be a worker in the community: the experience of working as a team in a pizza shop, buying and selling of goods and services in exchange for money, getting paid and paying taxes, exercising their civic duty to make decisions for the good of the community, and using digital tools.

JA Our Community offers flexible implementation options to meet the needs of students and teachers in a variety of use cases. Materials include an onscreen presentation, digitally compatible student activities, hands-on activities for the classroom, and at-home learning experiences.

Following participation in the learning experience, students will be able to:

-State how people contribute to and benefit from a community.

-Collect, record, and interpret data using digital tools.

-Collaborate and communicate to make exchanges of money for goods or services.

-Recognize that community members have a responsibility to get involved to help meet a community’s needs.

-Practice flexibility, curiosity, and resilience in decision making to cope with and adapt to change.

JA Our Community is recommended for students in second grade. Offering an onscreen presentation, digitally compatible student activities, hands-on activities for the classroom, and at-home learning experiences, JA Our Community offers flexible implementation options to meet the needs of students and teachers in a variety of use cases. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.

JA Learning Experiences support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, and work and career readiness. See below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Sponsor

Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges Accenture for its dedication to redesigning JA Our Community, JA Economics for Success and funding the creation of the new JA Community Coders and JA Tools for Success.

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

Main Correlation and Standards Page

Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

Request Information about this Learning Experience



By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from Junior Achievement of Central Virginia. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link, found at the bottom of every email.

Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of Central Virginia.

Donate Volunteer Request A Program

Any questions? Contact us!



We use cookies to provide you a personalized experience. How we do this is by analyzing user behavior on our site and sharing data with our advertising and analytics partners. You consent to our cookie policy if you continue to use this website.

I understand