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Learn more about career planning, money management, investing and preparing for college. Clicking on the links below will take you to the game or website.

 

Career Exploration Tools

Two Career Exploration Tools are available to help you learn more about your skills, abilities, and career options that may interest you! The O*Net Interest Profiler is available to all users, and is a short assessment taking an average of 5 minutes to complete.

The JA Profile Career Profiler Assessment by Truity is the second option, geared towards students over age 13. Using the established model of Holland codes, the JA Profile gives users a comprehensive assessment of their interests, talents, and potential; this assessment takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Links and detailed instructions for each career exploration tool are linked below.

View and download the instructions to the Career Exploration Job Aide for use with the O*NET Interest Profiler website.

If you are over 13, access the JA Profile Career Profiler by Truity. Here are the instructions.

 

Learn About Ethics

Junior Achievement teaches students how to succeed in a global economy. An important element of that success includes pursuing business goals in a responsible and ethical manner — from the way we treat colleagues to the way we handle environmental resources. We can build a consciousness of ethical behavior by setting a good example. We can start in everyday situations that take place at school and at home. The classroom is an excellent setting to learn and discuss the meaning of ethics and its impact on all aspects of our lives

Junior Achievement has a classroom-based program called Excellence through Ethics, designed for students in grade four through twelve. The curriculum is designed to teach our children that responsible, ethical behavior is essential to a successful future. The 40 classroom activities can be downloaded right here!

 

JA Finance Park® Virtual

Junior Achievement’s immersive simulation covering a variety of financial literacy topics: personal finance, budgeting, money management, saving, spending, and banking.

If you’re an educator please contact your local Junior Achievement office to receive your JA Finance Park Virtual website link. If you’re unsure of which office to contact, use the following link to find the JA office nearest you: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/near-you

For our public users—those users not working through one of our local JA offices—please use the following link: https://jafinancepark4.ja.org

 

Junior Achievement $ave, USA Interactive Lessons

A collection of interactive money-management modules that will help you learn about spending, sharing and saving money. more

Welcome to Campus!

You’re about to enter the world of college decision-making at $ave University, where every decision you make affects your time and money. Get ready to shop, spend, study, and do laundry. Watch out for the campus distractions. more

JA High School

Test-drive making many of the key financial decisions that you’ll make in life, like buying or renting a house, buying a car, and more. You can even come up with a financial plan to help achieve your dreams! more

Printable High School Financial Plan

Download and print this Adobe Acrobat PDF to create a personal budget and help save for a car, apartment or college. You may use the online version of the form here or download the pdf version here

 

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is designed for high school students, Grades 9-12. Following participation in the supplement, students will be able to:

 

Pay for College

As a future college student, you have access to a limitless future. In some cases, however, you may need some financial assistance to pursue your goals.

Constructed for students seeking information on all things related to paying for a college education, this center offers such helpful resources as:

… and many other cool resources, like calculators and glossaries, that will walk you through the process, step by helpful step.

 

JA Teen Budgeting Income and Spending Worksheet

The Junior Achievement Budget Sheet provides students with the opportunity to track their income and spending throughout the month.

Students are also encouraged to share their long-term and short-term goals in order to budget for the future.

View and download the printable JA Teen Budgeting Income and Spending Worksheet .

Download the JA Teen Budgeting Income and Spending Worksheet .

 

Video Room

Have you always wanted to start your own business but never knew where to begin? Business-related or not, most of us have dreams and aspirations. Here you’ll find a series of video vignettes featuring real-life examples of young entrepreneurs, as they discuss why it’s cool to run a business, offer advice on the start-up process, and more.