JA Waterloo Region understands that teaching is more difficult than ever, which is why our organization provides students with school-board approved programs focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.
Our programs allow students to develop skills and confidence that will be critical to their future success and help them achieve their goals. All of our programs are funded by private and business donations that enable us to deliver JAWR programs in schools completely free of charge to teachers and students.
Mr. Keith, as my students would call him, has been in my classroom for quite a few years now. Every single time he is, his presence and interactions with the kids remind me of why I enjoy having him in to teach the Junior Achievement programs. The students are very engaged and interested in everything he has to say, and he makes learning about real world situations fun. His life experience and stories help the students to connect with him, as well as the Junior Achievement content that he is teaching. Keith is such a pleasant man and a wonderful volunteer; can't wait to have JA back in my classroom again next year!
-Heather Cater, Holy Family Catholic School, New Hamburg
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When will I receive my JA program?
JA programs are delivered throughout the school year based on funding, and class availability. Our new digital program offerings provide additional flexibility for educators to select program delivery options that work best for their class. A Program Manager will be in touch once you have registered your class(es).
What program is suitable for my classroom?
All JA programs are assigned to a specific grade level. Please note that if you have a split class, all students are encouraged to participate in the same program regardless of their grade level being one higher or lower than the recommended grade.
Who will deliver the program in my classroom?
Due to COVID-19, JA has adapted our program delivery method to align with the new health and safety protocols and a variety of school scenarios. Please review the following options, you will be asked to select which option will work best for your class as you complete the registration form. JA volunteer have always been an important part of the JA expereince as they share their experience and expertise with students. While volunteers cannot currently visit schools in person, we are excited to offer the option to request a virtual volunteer drop in, where volunteers can answer student questions and provide additional real-world experience to reinforce program topics (pending volunteer availability at time of program delivery).
How much with this program cost?
Nothing! JA offers the JA programming completely free of charge thanks to the support of our generous donors, supporters, and volunteers. We rely on the support of our community partners to ensure all program costs are covered.
How does my program get scheduled?
Once you register online, your local Program Manager will be in contact to provide additional program delivery details.
What if I have further questions about the JA program?
If you still have questions feel free to contact us.