During the in-class JA Economics for Success program, students used games and multimedia to:
Learn why it’s important to stay in school and explore post-secondary options
Gain an understanding of what life is like after high school
Map their interests, skills, and passions to possible careers
Learn how to network, identify a mentor, and create a strong personal brand
Create a budget to prepare for the financial reality of post-secondary life
Develop strategies that will help them achieve their goals
By the end of the program, students learned how their choices can positively impact their future dreams and outcomes. This will help them set goals, seize opportunities, and create a future that fuels their passions.
With recently enhanced curriculum, these programs continue to be well received by educators, volunteers, and student participants.
“It went over very well and had great engagement from the class. Very much respect all of them and the way they seem to be carrying themselves with positive attitudes and it is very apparent they all are eager to learn! It was an honour to be a part of the program” – JA Volunteer, Gr. 8 Economics for Success Program
“Students’ knowledge of financial realities like wages and budgets increased dramatically!” – JA Teacher, Gr. 8 Economics for Success Program
Aylmer Area Community Foundation continues to make a significant impact as a major Sponsor for JA Financial Literacy Programs in Aylmer and Elgin County. These programs have had a very positive effect on the many student participants involved. Please know how grateful we are for your ongoing support and that we look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.
For more information about JA Canada programming, check out their website.