ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
JA of Central Texas' programs are designed to teach students in grades K-12 about financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs. Through partnerships with the business and education communities, we bring academics to life by creating meaningful learning experiences. Together, we are transforming education to break down traditional barriers and give every student unparalleled connectivity to the business world, to fuel students' passion for future success, and energize students around academics and the power of their education.
Our unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. Embodying the heart of JA®, our classroom volunteers transform the key concepts of our lessons into a message that inspires and empowers students to believe in themselves, showing them that they can make a difference in the world and achieve their dreams.
JA Heightens The Academic Experience
BRINGS RELEVANCE TO ACADEMICS
JA connects education to real-world concepts to heighten students' appreciation for academics and long-term aspirations.
DELIVERS AUTHENTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCES
JA infuses business connectivity into all aspects of learning to deepen students' understanding and sustain engagement.
CREATES AN IMMERSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
JA delivers opportunities to apply academic concepts to enhance students' retention of knowledge and develop skills for success.
THE DETAILS OF DESIGN
All JA programs align with TEKS Performance Standards and Common Core Standards. The curriculum is designed in a blended-learning format that it is easily transferable and replicable for schools, school systems, and states. All learning solutions are developed and reviewed by education and business experts and go through rounds of alpha and beta testing prior to launch. The impact is measurable, too. Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts.