JA It’s My Business! enhances students’ learning of the following concepts and skills:
Concepts – Advertising, Apprentice, Auction, Auctioneer, Be Creative and Innovative, Believe in Yourself, Bid, Business, Business Plan, Civic Responsibility, Customer, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Profile, Fill a Need, Know Your Customer and Product, Market, Marketing, Profit, Self-taught, Social Entrepreneur
Skills – Active-listening, Analyzing Information, Brainstorming, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Decision-making, Deductive Reasoning, Estimating, Following Directions, Group Work, Interpreting Information, Measuring, Money Management, Oral and Written Communication, Problem-solving, Self-assessment.
JA It’s My Business! was strategically developed to align with academic content areas. The program’s focus on reading and writing standards ensures relevance in all classrooms affected by high-stakes testing.
JA It’s My Business! is a series of six sessions recommended for after-school students in grades six, seven, and eight. The average time for each activity is 60 minutes. Extended learning opportunities were developed to enhance and extend core activities. JA It’s My Business! provides interactive, take-home materials for students, including access to an online Entrepreneur Journal at www.japionline.org. Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed activity plans for the volunteer and materials for 24 students.
All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives.