Economics for Success
In Economics for Success, students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals. A third-party study found that over 65% of past Achievers credit JA with their decision to stay in school and enroll in post-secondary education, 75% believe JA had a significant impact on their financial-literacy, decision-making skills, and business sense.
Inspiring Students to Stay in School and Plan for Success
In this in-class program, students use games and multimedia to:
- Learn why it’s important to stay in school and explore post-secondary destinations
- Gain an understanding of life after high school; map interests, skills, and passions to career options
- Create a budget and consider the financial reality of post-secondary life
- Learn how to network, identify a mentor, and create a strong personal brand
- Develop and implement strategies to help achieve goals
- Students use the “Keep Your Balance” online tool to see how their lifestyle choices impact their budget and the environment.
By the end of the program, students will learn how their choices can positively impact their future dreams and outcomes. This will help them set goals, seize opportunities, and create a future that fuels their passions.
Level: Grades 8-10
Note: This program is suitable for students up to Grade 12.
Commitment: Half Day
Program Format: Teacher-led OR Volunteer-led
AB Curriculum Links: Social Studies, Math, Health & Life Skills / CTF, Career & Life Management
Adapted Economics for Success Program for students identifying as Indigenous
For many Indigenous students, the transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment can be overwhelming. Our custom Economics for Success program, developed in collaboration with Indigenous partners within Alberta, allows students to take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, and learn what is needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Teachers or classroom volunteers provide cultural context and act as Indigenous role models to keep the program content relevant for students. Contact: email@example.com for more information about this program. This program aligns with curricular outcomes for both Alberta and British Columbia.
JA Indigenous programs were developed in consultation with Indigenous advisors. Programs are culturally relevant to the context and learning styles of Indigenous youth, and meet the curriculum needs as aligned with Alberta Education’s Framework for Student Learning.
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