JA More Than Money®
Pillars of Student Success
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
-- Identify the role of money in everyday life.
-- Think like entrepreneurs and identify a small business they can start.
-- Learn the basic steps of starting a business.
-- Consider the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money.
-- Explore the opportunities of global markets.
JA More than Money is recommended for students in grades 3–5 . This volunteer-led, kit-based program can be implemented as a classroom- based, remote classroom, or after- school program. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout. Spanish translation is available for JA More Than Money.
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 ConceptsAdvertising, bank account, business, business loan, business plan, consumer, deposit, earn, employee, entrepreneur, ethics, expenses, exports, financial institutions, goods and services, identify personal interests and goals, imports, income, market research, money, money management, opportunity cost, profit, skills, withdrawal, work environment
Skills Students Learn
- Ask relevant questions and listen for information
- comparing and contrasting
- consider how to turn ideas into realities
- consider personal traits and interests
- deductive reasoning
- following directions
- matching and classifying
- problem solving
- reading and following directions
- think and work cooperatively
- think critically
- use vocabulary in a meaningful way