For many students, the transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment can be overwhelming. Students often feel that their high-school experiences haven’t adequately prepared them to meet the demands of university, a career, or living on their own.
In Economics for Success, grade 8-10 students take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school, as well as learn what’s needed to succeed in today’s workforce. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to help students see the link between education and achieving their goals.
“I made the decision to go to university and pursue business, and JA was a critical turning point because I had absolute confidence that this is what I wanted to do.”
— Alison L., JA Alumni
After completing the program, students will be prepared to:
Consider how staying in school and exploring post-secondary options can help them to achieve success
Understand what life is like after high school
Map their interests, skills, and passions to possible careers
Network, identify a mentor, and create a strong personal brand
Create a budget to help prepare them for the financial reality of post-secondary life
Develop strategies that will help them achieve their goals
Students use the “Keep Your Balance” online tool to see how their lifestyle choices impact their budget and the environment.
Students can also access our self-directed program through the JA Campus.
Programs offered on the JA Campus allow students to learn on an easy-to-use platform and test their knowledge through fun interactive exercises. This virtual learning space is free to use – set up your free account today!
Use the links below for more information about getting involved with Economics for Success.
To check program availability, or for more information about Economics for Success, contact your local JA office.