Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada Program Overview
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada offers over 20 experiential, hands-on programs that help students, in grades K-12, discover and apply entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy concepts and skills.
JA can help teachers achieve their goals by preparing students to understand educational requirements and succeed once they have finished school. In essence – JA reinforces what teachers do every day. All JA programs are correlated to Nevada State Standards.
Use these links to see how Junior Achievement programs can supplement what educators are already teaching at each grade level.
Engaging themes help K-5 students learn economic concepts through the Elementary School Program. Each theme builds on the previous and stresses the relationship between school and future success. Click here to view elementary school programs.
Middle School Programs
The Middle Grades Program emphasizes the importance of education and staying in school while introducing students to economic concepts and information about the world of work, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Click here to view middle school programs.
High School Programs
The High School Program strives to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive citizens and workers. Click here to view all high school programs.
Capstone & Job Shadow Programs
JA Finance Park
Through hands-on classroom activities and site-based or virtual experiences, at JA Finance Park students build a foundation for making intelligent, lifelong personal-finance decisions. In Southern Nevada, the program includes 12 hours of teacher lead lessons that culminate in a visit to a Capital One/JA Finance Park facility. Learn more.
JA Job Shadow Day
Did you know that for a commitment of just a few hours, your students can get an up-close look at careers and see the relevance of what is being taught in school? Learn more.
JA BizTown Adventures
Our JA BizTown Adventures program has all of the fun and learning that you get from the in-person simulation but can be accessed right from your classroom. Learn more about how you can bring BizTown to YOUR class!
JASN INSPIRE CAREER FAIR – May 4th, – August 4th, 2021
JA Inspire Virtual is more than a career fair. It brings together the Nevada business community and schools to help launch middle school students into their future — high school, college, and careers beyond. The program consists of three segments: (1) pre-event curriculum that may be completed by students using the self-guided curriculum, (2) virtual career expo experience, and (3) post-event debrief.
Within the virtual experience, students attend webinars and presentations, explore career booths, and interact with career speakers. The experience can be configured in a variety of ways, depending on JA Area and statewide school district preferences.
Alec Ingold’s: Money Mini Camp
Las Vegas Raider’s Player, Alec Ingold has a secret that has
helped him achieve not only great success on the football field,
but also in his personal life. What many people don’t know is that Alec holds a degree in Finance from Wisconsin State University and is passionate about personal finance and football. His passion project for youth in Southern Nevada is the Money Mini Camp changing the trajectory of all students by partnering with Junior Achievement’s Finance Park program to ensure the next generation is prepared to be the leaders we need in Nevada.
Money Mini Camp shares important financial life skills and ties career pathways within the NFL exposing students to ways they can be part of the team that makes game day happen. Students learn about the career options and education expectations for job opportunities that exist with The Las Vegas Raiders while hearing first-hand from Las Vegas Raiders players on how to career plan and manage their finances. JA’s Finance Park experience showcases these careers through its JA Finance Park Virtual simulation where students become an adult for the day through the assignment of a Las Vegas Raider’s job, income, marital status, credit score, and even kids of their own! Students are tasked with having a balanced budget at the end of the simulation that is built over 26 different financial decisions/bills.
For information on how you can participate in JA programs email Shanice Stevens, or call 702-214-0504.