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JA Financial Literacy Course For Ohio

JA is offering an innovative one-semester, teacher-led course to local schools that equips high school students with foundational personal finance skills. The JA Financial Literacy course is free to educators and provides a unique opportunity to lead students down a path of financial know-how and help them understand how responsible money management results in greater independence and personal success. Easy to implement, JA Financial Literacy is a blended model that is primarily teacher-led but also includes volunteer-led activities as well as self-guided content.
Available in both classroom-based and remote live implementation, the course’s flexible model provides robust support materials for educators, including a helpful pacing guide for semester-long programming.

At its core, the JA Financial Literacy course will teach students a variety of practical, real-world skills in finance to benefit their futures, including how to:

  • Earn and save money
  • Manage money by being a wise consumer and creating and using a budget
  • Manage bank accounts, investments, and credit
  • Assess risks and use insurance
  • Address financial problems like identity theft and debt

The program incorporates projects throughout the semester and culminates in JA Finance Park. This virtual simulation puts students in control of their own “adult adventure” by selecting their persona based on career and education choices and will take a deep dive into financial consequences of life choices and decisions impacting long-term goals.

Junior Achievement’s Financial Literacy program allows students to meet the Ohio Senate Bill Mandate 1 (SB1), requiring students who enter ninth grade on or after July 1, 2022, to complete one-half unit of instruction in financial literacy as part of the required high school curriculum.

Please click the links below to view the JA Ohio Financial Literacy Semester-Long Course Overview and the JA Ohio Financial Literacy Correlations!

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JA Financial Literacy

For more information about the JA Financial Literacy program, visit the JA Financial Literacy program page.

JA Finance Park (Virtual)

For more information about the JA Finance Park (Virtual) program, visit the JA Finance Park (Virtual) program page.

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