JA Career Speakers Series

JA Career Speakers Series curriculum cover

Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Implementation:
Classroom Based
After School
Virtual

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. The speaker may bring props, samples of his or her work, or other visuals to help engage students.

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

• Identify skills and interests.
• Recognize career clusters.
• Practice active listening skills.

JA Career Speaker Series is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and can be placed in grades K–12. The program is available in Classroom Based, Remote Synchronous, Recorded Video or AfterSchool/Out of School Implementation. Activities and implementation design will vary based on grade level.

JA Programs support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, work and career readiness. Please see below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Program Concepts

Business, Career clusters, Career speaker, Careers, Choices, Community, Earn, Education, Interests, Knowledge, Job, Pay, Skills, Talent, Work activities

Skills Students Learn

  • Active listening
  • Decision making
  • Formulating questions
  • Making observations
  • Online research
  • Reasoning
  • Social skills
  • Verbal and written communication

Virtual Implementation

Remote Synchronous and Recorded Video options are available for JA Career Speaker Series.

Alignment with State and National Standards

Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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