JA students are significantly more likely than their peers to believe that they would graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education and graduate from college.

Junior Achievement of Chicago offers over $100,000 to studentsstudentsparents

Junior Achievement of Chicago offers local scholarship awards to students based on qualities such as achievement, leadership, career
potential, and financial need.  Winners of JA scholarships are also selected on the basis of scholastic ability, participation in a Junior Achievement program, and organizational or extracurricular activities. Learn more.

Service Learning for High School and College Students

 Through JA’s High School Heroes program and University Model program, students learn to lead by taking charge and teaching the activity-based Junior Achievement curriculum in local elementary schools. Program participants develop presentational skills and act as role models for younger students. Send an email to info@jachicago.org to learn more.

Free Educational Apps for Students

Build Your Future

JA Build Your Future is a new app that helps teens, their parents and teachers break down the cost of achieving young people’s career goals into real, easy-to-understand numbers.

Created jointly by Junior Achievement USA and PwC, JA Build Your Future helps teens explore potential future income from a desired career and evaluate the cost of post-secondary education to help them make informed decisions.

In JA Build Your Future,teens can assess more than 100 careers, see what levels of education are required, then calculate the cost of education. Teens can then adjust the level of money they and their parents may contribute, combined with student loans they may need to secure. At the end of the exercise, teens are given a Return on Investment (ROI) score between 1 and 5. The score helps teens and their parents create a roadmap for success that will take them from choosing a career to calculating the cost of achieving it.

JA Build Your Future works on Apple and Android phones and tablets. Get the app now at Google Play or download JA Build Your Future for Apple iPhone or iPad now! You may also use the online version of this app.

Finance Park

Junior Achievement and T. Rowe Price have partnered to develop a new web portal, available at http://www.moneyconfidentkids.com/JA, designed to serve as a go-to resource for financial education for parents, educators, and students ages 8-14. The partnership was made possible through a grant from the T. Rowe Price Foundation.

The portal seeks to make financial topics interesting and engaging by offering tips, tools, and games designed to convey basic financial concepts in a fun, easy-to-digest format.

The site provides direct access The Great Piggy Bank Adventure®, an online game and mobile app created in collaboration with T. Rowe Price and Walt Disney Imagineering. Players are challenged to set goals, save and spend wisely, while staying ahead of inflation and diversifying their assets.

JA Success Park is a new app for tablets (iPad, iPad Mini, Android 10″) that complements the in-classroom JA Career Success™ program.

In JA Success Park, you will learn the skills you need now to compete in today’s job market.

In the JA Success Park app you are an amusement park employee. You’ll explore the rides and attractions where you will be presented with challenges that will sharpen your problem-solving skills. How will you handle an irate customer? Where do you find the answers to business challenges? Use your creativity, collaboration, critical-thinking and communication skills to solve problems and keep your customers happy. There are rewards in it for you!

Click here to watch video and learn more.

Junior Achievement volunteers, staff and teachers: Please share this information with high school students in your area and encourage them to download the tablet app!

If you need support for this app, please contact us at helpdesk@ja.org.

JA Success Park is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

We provide programs from kindergarten through high school.

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Additional Student Resources

JA USA Scholarships JA USA also offers scholarships to students.

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JA USA Student Center

The JA Student Center is an online resource for high school students. At the JA Student Center, you can explore careers, find colleges, learn how to pay for college, get tips on managing money, and discover how to plan a business.

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