High School Programs

Investment Strategies

The earlier youth learn financial literacy, the more likely they are to invest and save later in life. Recent U.S. research has found that “people who have had financial education participate more often in retirement programs, make larger contributions and have a much higher savings rate than others”.

JA’s Investment Strategies program (ISP) teaches students how to save and invest for the future. The program includes both interactive classroom lessons and an online stock market simulation, Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio. The simulation is linked to live data from North American stock markets and is an exciting, risk-free way for students to apply the investing principles they learn in the program.

Programs Details

Level: Grade 7 – 12

Commitment: 4 one hour lessons, 6 week simulation

Program Code: Teacher-led, Project-based

Success Skills

What are the success skills it take to be prosperous in today’s rapidly changing work environment? Posed to high school students, this question is answered through peer learning and examines what different skill sets are required to be successful in the workforce.

Programs Details

Level: Grade 10-12

Commitment: Half Day

Be Entrepreneurial

The “Be Entrepreneurial” program teaches that owning an entrepreneurial venture can start in high school. All it takes is recognizing the talent and practices used by successful entrepreneurs and role models. Encouraging the next generation to think about being their own boss and running a venture is easy when all the tools and information are being taught by industry leaders.

Programs Details

Level: Grade 10-12

Commitment: Half Day

Company Program

The cornerstone of Junior Achievement, the JA Company Program sees groups of students work together to operate their own business venture.  The Company Program may run in-school or as an after-school activity.

Programs Details

Level: Grade 8 – 12

Commitment: 18 weeks

Program Code: Project-Based

Personal Finance

Personal Finance is a financial literacy subject for high-schoolers.  Students will learn important money management skills, including key elements of personal finance such as: spending wisely, budgeting, saving, investing, and using credit.

Programs Details

Level: Grade 10-12

Commitment: Half Day

Program Code: Volunteer-led

World of Choices

World of Choices brings students together with career mentors working in desired fields, industries, and professions.  In small sessions, students learn first-hand what it takes to be successful.  Each student can participate in interactive sessions that will open up a world of choices for Canadian youth.

Programs Details

Level: Grade 8 – 12

Commitment: Half Day

Program Code: Event-Style