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JA Inspire Virtual Middle School®

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Middle School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA Inspire Virtual is more than a career fair: It brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch students into their future—high school, college, and careers beyond. The program consists of three segments: (1) pre-event career-oriented sessions; (2) the JA Inspire Virtual career fair, with career exhibit booths to explore and various webinars or sessions led by local businesspeople; and (3) post-event reflection.
VFairs, the online interactive platform used to host the JA Inspire Virtual career expo, allows students to attend webinars and presentations, explore company exhibits, and interact with career speakers. It's a powerful way for students to learn about real-world career opportunities and their local economy.

Following participation in the career expo, students will be able to:

-- Gain insight into career clusters that interest them.
-- Make connections with adults who have jobs in careers that interest them.
-- See the connection between high school programming choices and careers.
-- Collect information about the education required to be successful in a job.
-- Practice soft skills.

JA Inspire is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and is recommended for middle school students (grades 6–8). It is a fully online, self-guided learning experience which offers wraparound classroom introductions and talking points for each session. JA Inspire requires a digital device for each participating student and provides an online, interactive alternative for students who are unable to attend an on-site event. It can be used as an optional enhancement for students who attend an on-site, face-to-face event.

As part of this program, JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged to use the resources available in JA Connect™ Learning Pathways, located at https://connect.ja.org/. 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.

Virtual Implementation

Remote live implementation is available for JA Inspire Virtual.

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