Pathway Overview

The Junior Achievement® Entrepreneurship, Business & Leadership program of study is structured to pair thematic learning experiences inside the classroom with real-life projects and applications at local business partner locations and job sites, ultimately preparing young people for the career opportunities that lay ahead of them. Students will learn the basics of starting a business, developing entrepreneurial abilities, identifying business opportunities, learning personal finance skills, practicing business communication/writing, creating a business plan, marketing techniques, network building, economics, banking for individuals and businesses and the stages of business growth. Throughout each level and woven into the curriculum experience, volunteer business partners will visit/beam-in virtually to support the educational experience by helping students showcase entrepreneurial, workplace and finance competencies and skills. Business partners will engage with students via: inspirational events, in-person/virtual simulations, classroom-based experiences, mentoring, job shadows, internships, part-time jobs and much more!