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JA Our Community®

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Elementary School
High School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA Our Community introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives, including how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community's success.

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

-- Describe a community.
-- Identify the variety of careers people have in a community and how each job requires specific skills.
-- Identify how business and government jobs help a community.
-- Explain how taxation supports government services.
-- Recognize voting as a way responsible citizens act.
-- Describe the flow of money in a community's economy.

JA Our Community is recommended for second-grade students. This volunteer-led, kit-based program is available for classroom-based or remote classroom implementation. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.

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

Businesses, careers, citizenship, coins, community, government, innovation, jobs, production, goods and services, needs and wants, skills, taxes, voting

Skills Students Learn

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Decision making
  • Idea development
  • Making choices
  • Map reading
  • Problem solving
  • Role-playing
  • Speaking and listening
  • Teamwork

Virtual Implementation

Remote classroom is available for JA Our Community

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