Financial Curriculum

Junior Achievement (JA) will be the in-kind financial consultant and will also provide the grant’s financial curriculum.  The Future Leaders program will use the JA Economics for Success curriculum.  JA Economics for Success introduces middle school students (ages 11–14) to work and career readiness and personal finance concepts. They learn introductory business and economic concepts; explore career interests and opportunities; and develop work-readiness skills through the lens of their own interests, skills, and values middle school programs are developed with a primary emphasis on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness, while providing a strong secondary emphasis on mathematics, reading, and writing skills. JA employs a third party evaluator to gauge the effectiveness of their programs, maintaining transparency and excellence in the quality of their curriculum.