Financial Literacy | Work Readiness | Entrepreneurship

All Junior Achievement (JA) Programs have strong ties to the Alberta curriculum and will provide your learner with financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship training. When you select a program from the options below, you will be re-routed to our national website or a partner website where you will be required to register with a username and password.

*Junior Achievement does not share or sell your information to outside sources and the email address will only be used to provide you with relevant educational content.

JA Fun and Games

Looking for a fun educational distraction? Try one of our JA Fun & Games activities! You’ll pass the time and learn a thing or two along the way. New activities will be launched weekly to challenge you.

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More than Money (Grades 3-6)

Did you know that the earlier you learn how to manage money, the greater your chances are of lifelong financial success?

According to one study, only 26% of 13-21-year-olds said their parents taught them how to manage money. JA has designed the More than Money program to address this challenge. In this program, you’ll learn about earning, spending, sharing and saving money.

Curriculum Links: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Health, Art

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Our Business World (Grades 4-6)

You may not be aware that launching a business is a viable career option that can bring you amazing opportunities.

In JA’s Our Business World program, you can explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, you’ll learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment.

Curriculum Links: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Health, Art

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Bizcraft (Grades 4-6)

50% of businesses fail within the first year. Do you have the skills to craft a successful business? Test your passion, perseverance and preparedness in Bizcraft.

Curriculum Links: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Health, Art

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RoboGarden (All Grades)

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Junior Achievement’s new RoboGarden program provides educators with a fun and easy way for students to learn to code. RoboGarden is an easy to understand, hands-on educational app where studentstake part in active learning. Fully equipped to teach coding literacy from scratch, RoboGarden reduces the need for a tech-savvy teacher.

Through JA Southern Alberta’s pilot program: Learn to Code with RoboGarden, students in grades 1-8 will get the tools they need to develop computational, critical and problem-solving skills. Students will learn different coding concepts, STEAM subjects and good morals through a game based environment that will help the students enjoy their education while learning to become the next coding genius.

RoboGarden’s game based environment, takes students through a series of Missions, Adventures and Journeys as they start with block programming, and continue to professional Python and JavaScript programming.

Curriculum Links: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Health, Art

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Dollars with Sense (Grades 6-9)

How can you prepare to avoid personal debt?

Through the newly updated Dollars With Sense Online program, you can get the vital tools you’ll need to make smart financial decisions, live debt-free and become a savvy investor. Learn personal money management skills that you can apply to your life … beginning now.

Curriculum Links: Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Health, Art

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Economics for Success (Grades 8-10)

The transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment can be overwhelming. You may even feel that your high-school experiences haven’t adequately prepared you to meet the demands of university, a career, or living on your own.

In Economics for Success, you can take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Sign up today to explore the link between education and achieving your goals.

Curriculum Links: CALM, CTS, CTF, Math, English Language Arts

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Investment Strategies Program (Grades 8-12)

JA’s Investment Strategies program (ISP) teaches you how to save and invest for the future. The program includes both interactive lessons and an online stock market simulation, Invest JA, where students manage their own simulated stock portfolio. The simulation is linked to live data from North American stock markets and is an exciting, risk-free way for students to apply the investing principles they learn in the program

Curriculum Links: CALM, CTS, CTF, Math, English Language Arts

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Entrepreneurial Trades (Grades 9-12)

In JA’s Entrepreneurial Trades online program, students will encounter multiple learning mediums that will assist them in understanding, analyzing, evaluation and applying financial and business skills essential for a successful trades career.

Students will learn the business side of the skilled trades to complement the technical training they receive in school. Combined, these skills help students successfully transition to further education or employment opportunities.

Curriculum Links: CTS

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Be Entrepreneurial (Grades 9-12)

Securing traditional jobs is becoming increasingly difficult. According to Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate for youth between the ages of 15 and 24 is more than double that of the overall Canadian unemployment rate.

In this challenging job market, entrepreneurs are the key to job growth. Many Canadian youth have the passion to launch their own businesses to create jobs for themselves and others. JA’s Be Entrepreneurial program will inspire you to imagine your own business venture.

Curriculum Links: CTS

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Personal Finance (Grades 9-12)

Canadian youth are growing up in a time in which spending is easier than ever and debt is a way of life.

This problem is exacerbated by hectic family schedules, which leave parents with little time to teach their children about money management. Limited resources in schools mean that they are also not able to teach students critical financial skills that will keep them out of debt and help them succeed in life.

Personal Finance is JA’s new financial literacy program for Grade 9-12 students. The program teaches students personal money management skills including the key elements of personal finance such as spending wisely, budgeting, saving, investing and using credit.

Curriculum Links: CTS

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World of Choices (Grades 9-12)

Helping Southern Alberta youth learn about career paths directly from professionals in the field

World of Choices brings students together with career mentors working in desired fields, industries and professions. Students learn first-hand what it takes to be successful, and participate in sessions that will open up a world of choices for Canada’s youth.

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