Our Community

Preparing Youth for Their Financial Futures


Many Canadian youth leave their communities, or the country, to look for work because they don’t realize the opportunities they have to succeed at home.

Our Community – Needs, Jobs, Tools gives elementary school students the building blocks for a successful career – right here at home! The program shows students how business shapes our lives and strengthens society.

During this interactive, in-class program students will:

  • Discuss the common types of jobs and work places
  • Describe ways people earn, spend, share and invest money
  • Explain the value of tools in helping people get their jobs done
  • Identify tools used in different jobs and describe how they are used


1 – 4 hour class
Teacher Led Program

student reading book

Calgary & Airdrie Only
Grade 3

By the end of this program, students will learn about their own potential and how they can contribute to Canada’s prosperity. This prepares students for careers in business and inspires them to make a positive impact in their communities.

what your commitment to volunteering for junior achievement programs entail


  • We recommend 2-3 hours to complete the program
  • Registration is required at least 6 weeks before your preferred program date (some exceptions may apply)
  • This is a teacher led program
Classroom lessons for Junior Achievement programs


  • Lesson 1: Needs of our Community
  • Lesson 2: Jobs in our Community
  • Lesson 3: The Money Circle
  • Lesson 4: Tools and Technology


  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Health
  • Art


  • Students develop confidence, leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Students will have an increased awareness of the variety of different jobs in their community
  • Better understand how jobs satisfy the needs of people living in their community

Registration and Volunteer Opportunities: Calgary and Airdrie