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JA Company Program®

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High School
Classroom Based
After School

Pillars of Student Success
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
JA Company Program empowers high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community and teaches them practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture. Community volunteers and mentors provide real-world guidance and experience to the student-led startup.

Throughout the process of building their own company, students will be able to:

-- Collaborate with team members.
-- Make crucial business decisions.
-- Communicate with multiple stakeholders.
-- Develop entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.

JA Company Program is part of the JA Entrepreneurship Pathway and is recommended for high school students (Grades 9-12). This learning experience can be volunteer or educator led and is available in classroom based, remote live, or after school implementation. It may be completed during one semester or throughout an entire school year.

• Includes self-guided learning topics in a flipped model to maximize hands-on learning time with the lead instructor
• Subject Matter Expert volunteer guides
• Robust support materials for teachers, including a pacing guide for semester-long implementation
• Streamlined financial management with accompanying step-by-step, walk-through tutorial videos
• Includes new, interactive, self-guided topics for sales, leadership and management, supply chain, finance, and marketing

JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged, as part of this program, to utilize the resources available in JA Connect® Learning Pathways, located at This self-guided experience includes interactives, JA Here to Career™, and games and apps for student use.

JA Learning Experiences support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, and work and career readiness. See below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Virtual Implementation

Remote live implementation is available for JA Company Program.

Related Program Supplements


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Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges The Achievement Foundation for its dedication to the JA Company Program.

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Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges The Hartford for its dedication to the continuous development of the JA Company Program.

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