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JA Spark

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This program is administered by JA of Lincoln
High School
After School

Pillars of Student Success
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness Moderate Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Students will learn the skills needed to start and grow a thriving business by working with other students and hearing from successful local entrepreneurs. Get advice, guidance, and insight from leaders who’ve done it. During this workshop, students will learn the steps to prepare a flawless business plan and pitch the plan to expert judges at the end of the day.

Program Concepts

Business, consumer feedback, design, entrepreneur, entrepreneurial characteristics, funding, innovation, innovative, investor, market, market research, need, product, passionate, persistent, persuasive, pitch, presentation visuals, product, product sketches, prototype, risk-taker, self-confident, self-motivated, service, speaking skills, story, surveys, target market, team player

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze an example performance
  • analyze data from a variety of media sources
  • applying terms
  • brainstorming
  • collecting data
  • creating a model
  • creative thinking
  • communicating information through design
  • deduction
  • empathy
  • evaluating alternatives
  • group brainstorming
  • group presentation
  • group work
  • individual brainstorming
  • labeling an illustration
  • listening
  • logical reasoning
  • memory recall and matching
  • presenting ideas
  • problem solving
  • processing data from media
  • self-evaluation
  • synthesize data
  • teamwork

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

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National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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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.

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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

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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