2 To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy MISSION AND VALUESMissionTo inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economyValuesWith over 55 years of experience in Canada, Junior Achievement (JA) has influenced millions of youth to help achieve their dreams. By inspiring them to succeed in a global economy, JA prepares students for the real world. We show young people how to become productive members of the workforce, apply their entrepreneurial spirit and manage personal finances.• Belief in the boundless potential of young people• Commitment to the principles of market-based economics andentrepreneurship• Passion for what we do, and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it• Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of allindividuals• Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
3 THE JA PHILOSOPHY…Learn By Doing…I forget what I hearI remember what I seeI learn what I doBe the link between the world of Education and the world of Business…Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and workforce. They need to understand how the workplace functions and how businesses operateEducate today’s youth to help them become tomorrow’s leaders by focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy
4 PROGRAM PORTFOLIO Elementary School (Business Basics) Our Community: Needs, Jobs, ToolsOur Country: Technology and InnovationOur Business WorldA Business of Our OwnMiddle SchoolJA Dollars with SenseEconomics for SuccessStronger Together: Diversity in ActionHigh SchoolJA Company ProgramJA TitanInvestment Strategies
5 JA Screening Protocol Why do we Screen? To create a safe environment, free of risk to our students, Mentors, and JAHow do we Screen?Volunteer Registration FormInterviewsReference ChecksPolice Reference ChecksVolunteer Commitment Agreement
6 Creating a Safe Environment The teacher MUST remain in the classroom at all timesNever be alone with a studentNever have physical contact which is inappropriate to a teacher-student relationshipNever take a student in your car
7 JA Mentors… Act as a role models Share your life experiences Facilitate the students’ learning experienceMotivate and inspireBe committedEnjoy your time in the classroom
8 Student Characteristics What to Expect…Need and want approvalAre often insecure or self-consciousEnjoy active learningUnderestimate their own potential
9 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENTDevelop a strong working relationship with the teacherIntegrate your own style and energyAsk questions to keep the students involvedand activeAlways use positive reinforcementBe sensitive to students’ special circumstancesUse language that the students can understandUse examples from the students’ frame of reference
10 WHAT TO DO WHEN… TIPS You have a compulsive talker - Acknowledge their answer and let others participateYou begin to lose control of the class- The teacher is there for your support – ask them to help!A student does not participate- Try to get them to participate, but we never know the surroundingcircumstances, so encourage them but don’t force themClass does not respond to your question- Give them time to think about their answer, rephrase the questionTIPSMake eye contactUse students’ namesMove around the room
11 PROGRAM MATERIALS Barter Activity Cards (6 sets of 5) Program Guides (2)Money Bingo Cards (30)Student Workbooks (30)Certificates of Accomplishment (30)Money Bingo Clue CardsTent Cards (30)Investors Game Boards (6)Game Pieces & Dice (6 sets)JA Dollars
12 Dollars with Sense“Dollars with Sense” is an interactive program designed to encourage students to consider and reflect on their money, financial profile and shopping habits. Students discuss different methods of payment and investment options, and learn how to shop SMART, budget their money, and avoid identity theft.
13 Program Facilitation Outline Before you start the program:Give certificates for the teacher to fill outHave your materials and plan ready to goWhen you’re ready to start:Teacher introduces you to the studentsIntroduce yourself and tell students a bit about your work.Tell students you’re there to talk about “Dollars with Sense”. Ask students to explore the title – what does “Dollars with Sense” mean?(a good way to build expectations and create engagement)
14 Lesson Format Core activities are mandatory Extended activities are optionalUse the “Planning Your Time” boxes on the Program Guide in order to plan which extended activities you have time to include in the program (half day programs versus full day programs)The times proposed for each activity are an estimationDon’t dismiss the discussions! It’s a good opportunity for students to reflect on what they’ve just learned and recycle concepts.
15 Lesson 1: Let’s Talk Money… Core ActivitiesMaterials NeededWhat Would You Do? (5 min)NoneYou and Your Money (10 min)Student Workbook page 2Exploring Methods of Payment(20 min)Student Workbook pages 4 & 5Discussion (5 min)Extended ActivitiesTrade Versus Money (20 min)Student Workbook page 3Barter CardsHow do I Pay? (15 min)Student Workbook page 6
16 Lesson 2: Be a SMART Shopper Core ActivitiesMaterials NeededWhy Do We Buy the Things We Buy?(20 min)Student Workbook page 7Are You a SMART Consumer?(15 min)Student Workbook page 8Discussion (5 min)NoneExtended ActivitiesMake SMART Consumer Decisions(5 min)Student Workbook page 9Don’t Pay For a Year! (20 min)Student Workbook page 10 & 11Newspaper ads for “Zero down, zero interest” (optional)Know Your Consumer RightsStudent Workbook page 12
17 Lesson 3: Look After Your Money Core ActivitiesMaterials NeededThink About Goals (10 min)Student Workbook page 13A Project Budget (30 min)Student Workbook page 15(may want to discuss budgeting for real upcoming class activities with the teacher)Discussion (5 min)NoneExtended ActivitiesShop for Financial Services(15 min)Student Workbook page 14Know About Cheques (10 min)Student Workbook page 18Look Out for Fraud (15 min)Student Workbook page 19
18 Lesson 4: Make Your Money Work Core ActivitiesMaterials NeededBecome Investment Wise(10 min)Student Workbook page 21Personal Investment ChoicesStudent Workbook pages 22 & 23Investors Game (30 min)Student Workbook pages 25 & 26Investors Game Board, Annual Report Cards, Game pieces & dieDiscussion (5 min)NoneExtended ActivitiesInvestment Promotion (30 min)Poster paper and markersInvestors Game (extended – 30 min)Program Wrap-Up: Money Bingo(5 min)Money Bingo Game Cards, Money Bingo Question Cards, Game Markers
20 WRAP UP Thank students for a great day! Collect any leftover materials Distribute Parent LettersHand out student certificates
21 Before you deliver a JA Program: Contact your teacher and… WHAT NOW?Before you deliver a JA Program:Contact your teacher and…Confirm the date, time and location of your program deliveryConfirm the number of students in the classAsk about the characteristics of the class ie: gifted, special needs etc.Tell them students will need a pencil and eraserInquire about lunch procedures, parking rulesTell the teacher how much support you requireCheck your kitIs it complete?Do you have enough program materials for each student?
22 On the day of your program delivery, ask the teacher to… WHAT NOW?On the day of your program delivery,ask the teacher to…Complete the Certificates of AccomplishmentIntroduce you to the class and engage in the activities throughout the dayREMAIN IN THE CLASSROOM AT ALL TIMES!Things to remember…Arrive early and check in at the office upon entering the schoolTake a bottle of waterWear comfy shoesHand certificates and parent letters at the end of the dayComplete Feedback Survey online after program has taken placeReturn your program kit and any unused materials to the JA officeHAVE FUN!
23 Thank You for Volunteering with JA You are making a difference!