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JA Our Neighbors

The JA Our Neighbors video resource is designed to help students with their need to bridge the digital divide, promote diversity, increase literacy, and boost confidence when a volunteer visits the classroom. These program enhancements are intended to enrich the JA experience for students, teachers, and volunteers, creating a deeper relationship with Junior Achievement and the mission.


JA Our Neighbors

JA Our Neighbors

JA Our Neighbors is a series of culturally responsive videos designed to help contextualize concepts introduced in JA’s elementary school programs. The videos utilize social emotional learning concepts to support the participating students.

JA Our Neighbors 

Related Curriculum

JA Our City

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JA Our City introduces third-grade students to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and grade-level social studies learning objectives,
including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city. (Grade 3)

• A flexible model designed to support multiple learning environments
• Five 45-minute sessions
• Experiential, engaging in-class activities that support learning objectives, including digital and physical board games, mapping activities, and role-plays
• School-to-home activities that extend the lessons from the classroom to students’ families and their own communities
• Elementary-appropriate content in financial literacy with entrepreneurship woven throughout
• A fun sing-along video to get students up and moving in the classroom, while reinforcing financial literacy concepts.

View JA Our City 1.0

JA Our Region

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JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. Students operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and to track the revenue and expenses of a business. (Grade 4)

This volunteer-led, it-based learning experience is available for classroom-based or remote classroom implementation. It includes five 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout.

View JA Our Region

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