In addition to the curriculum Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City provides in schools and youth organizations in the KC area, JA also provides fun and engaging tools, activities and resources for kids, families and educators interested in learning about finances and careers outside of the classroom.
Recommended for kindergarten through 5th grade, JA Our Neighbors is a series of culturally responsive videos used to help contextualize concepts introduced in JA’s elementary programs. They use social emotional learning to help support students.
Videos can be accessed on the linked site, either in the left sidebar or through the hidden menu at the top left of the page.
JA Hand in Hand video series allows kids to learn foundational financial literacy concepts such as understanding communities, government, banking, owning a business and getting a job. Videos support learning for all students through American Sign Language, close captioning, and audio.
Learn and Earn is an app for teens to learn about financial literacy, work and career readiness, entrepreneurship, and other real-world concepts in a fun and engaging gaming experience. By completing bite-sized courses, you can unlock money contributed by sponsors, or parents/guardians for younger kids, that’s invested into the real stock market – ETFs and fractional shares.
JA Robo Sellers is an app and web-game for younger kids where players take on the role of a space-faring entrepreneur, traveling between alien worlds to buy and sell robot parts to grow your business. Learn about profit, expenses and running your own business while you explore new planets, excavate robot parts from alien landscapes and build your own custom robots for fun and profit!
The Department of Labor’s MyNextMove is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. You will also find the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.