By inviting a JA New York volunteer into your classroom or school, you can give your students something truly unique — the chance to see first-hand how the lessons you're teaching them today can set them on the path to success in the future. Junior Achievement of New York volunteers teach lessons that reinforce the social studies, economics, and mathematics concepts you're already teaching, while bringing in examples from their own life experience.
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At your invitation, we arrange for volunteers to visit your classroom for one whole school day or for weekly visits throughout the semester.
Volunteers share their workplace and life experiences with your students while teaching practical lessons to reinforce the curriculum at each grade level. These lessons are specifically designed by Junior Achievement, and they follow a formal curriculum plan that correlates with the New York State and City educational standards. For specific details about each program, see Elementary School, Middle School, or High School classroom programs.
JA programs last five weeks at the elementary school level and 6—10 weeks at the middle and high school levels. Volunteers visit the classroom for 45 minutes to an hour each week for the duration of the program.
For a full listing of all JA New York programs, see Programs.
Independent evaluations have shown that JA students demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business and an enhanced desire to stay in school and pursue a career in business — particularly those exposed to programs at consecutive grade levels.
JA programs center around experiential learning. Nine out of ten teachers believe that this is effective in motivating students to pursue higher education and careers. Check out the results from the recent Experiential Learning in Education Poll (PDF)
JA programs have been developed to provide academic enrichment as well as to teach life skills. See how JA programs correlate with New York standards.