Middle School

In Junior Achievement's Middle Grades programs students will be introduced to many economic concepts and useful facts about entrepreneurship, personal finance and the global marketplace.

Junior Achievement has a number of highly effective programs for middle grades and junior high school students that reinforce the value of education and teach students about the future economic benefits of staying in school. The middle grades programs build on lessons the students learned in Junior Achievement's Elementary School Program and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies/history curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world. All programs consist of six 45- to 60-minutes volunteer-led activities.  JA's unique delivery system provides the training, materials and support necessary to ensure a positive experience for the classroom volunteer, teacher and students

Junior Achievement Middle School programs support the national standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS).

Junior Achievement's Middle Grades Programs include: 

JA Economics for Success -

explores personal finance and students' education and career options based on their skills, interests, and values. It is designed around the following key topics: choices and self-knowledge, decision making, education and career options, budgeting, credits, and financial risk.



JA Global Marketplace -

provides practical information about the global economy and its effect on students' daily lives. It defines world trade by identifying the following key economic aspects: international markets, cultural exchange, international law, and the flow of information, human resources and financial capital.



JA Global Marketplace - Blended Model 

gives students an opportunity to experience the impact and importance of international business by playing the role of business owners and managers. (grades 6-8)

JA It's MY Future -

provides practical information about preparing for the working world. Students learn about career clusters, high-growth jobs, career planning, and creating a personal brand. And, through a scavenger hunt, they are introduced to the basic aspects of job hunting.

For a detailed summary of the above programs follow the link below:


Detailed Programs Summary


All Junior Achievement programs are correlated to the Common Core for ELA and Math. You can find information on correlations to the US National Standards and the NY Learning Standards at the following link:


Correlations Link




Junior Achievement's core Brand Promise is to empower young people to own their economic success.