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JA High School Heroes

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High School
Classroom Based
After School

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA High School Heroes provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. JA High School Heroes is recommended for high school students.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

-- Identify qualities of a leader and recognize the role of civic leadership in a community.
-- Use strong presentation skills to communicate effectively.
-- Recognize and use techniques that further teamwork and achieve group goals.
-- Use a problem-solving technique to solve personal and professional problems.
-- Apply critical-thinking skills to work-based problems.
-- Recognize that decisions have consequences.
-- Recognize the value of constructive feedback and the growth mind-set.
-- Develop a personal action plan.

JA High School Heroes is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and is recommended for high school students (Grades 9-12). This educator or volunteer led program can be implemented as a classroom based, remote synchronous, or after school program. It includes four 45-minute sessions and is intended for high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools.

JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged, as part of this program, to utilize the resources available in JA Connect™ Learning Pathways, located at This self-guided experience includes interactives, JA Digital Career Book, and games and apps for student use.

JA programs 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.

Program Concepts

Adaptability, accountability, civic leadership, conflict resolution, flexibility, leadership, verbal and nonverbal cues to communicate meaning and demonstrate understanding

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze problems
  • apply critical-thinking skills to work-based problems
  • assess personal skills
  • abilities
  • and aptitudes
  • collaboration
  • compromise
  • develop solutions
  • develop strong platform skills
  • listening to others
  • negotiation
  • problem solving
  • setting goals

Virtual Implementation

Remote live implementation is available for JA High School Heroes.

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