Programs - JA High School Heroes
JA High School Heroes Initiative
JA’s High School Heroes Initiative is an innovative service-learning project that helps high school students build valuable employability skills like leadership, public speaking, critical thinking, and time management.
- Students are selected by their educators to participate. High School Heroes may come from FEA, FBLA, DECA, JROTC, Key Clubs, or service organizations.
- This community service project an be implemented in an
individual class, over an entire grade, or after school.
- Students visit a local elementary school to team-teach
JA’s interactive curriculum over the course of one day.
- JA Staff provides all materials and training at no cost to
the school or district.
“I use my experience as my motivation to take the lead in any situation that I need to.” - Kenya, JA High School Hero
“The emotional growth that I have experienced from this program has helped me prepare for my future in the workforce… it’s made a positive impact on my life and provided me with career readiness skills that I will continue to use.” - Tatiana, JA High School Hero
For more information, contact:
Celeste Hardrick or Alicia Fusco
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
JA High School Heroes: A win-win for students and schools.
- The JA High School Heroes initiative allows your district’s elementary students to receive JA’s standards-based financial literacy curriculum at no cost.
- High School Heroes have the opportunity to connect with business leaders and mentors, participate in additional JA activities and events, and are eligible for JA’s High School Heroes Annual Scholarship.
- In a recent JA High School Hero survey, 90% agreed or strongly agreed that the experience helped them improve their public speaking skills- preparing them for life after high school.
“JA has changed my life by giving me confidence and knowledge, and by steering me in the right direction.” - Davon, JA High School Hero
JA’s High School Heroes Initiative aligns with the Career Ready Practices!
- CRP1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee.
- CRP3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being.
- CRP4. Communicate clearly and effectively and with reason.
- CRP5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions.
- CRP6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
- CRP8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- CRP9. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management.
- CRP10. Plan education and career paths aligned to personal goals.
- CRP12. Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence.