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JA Rising Women Blended Model

JA Rising Women curriculum cover

This program is administered by JA of Central Maryland
High School
After School

Pillars of Student Success
Entrepreneurship High Entrepreneurship
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Moderate Financial Literacy
This unique program provides real-world experiences designed to instill leadership skills, as well as build business knowledge and strengthen workplace readiness. Through the process of starting their own company, the young women develop innovative ideas, problem solve, take risks, build confidence, and collaborate to achieve marketing and sales goals. The program also provides an outstanding opportunity to engage with a diverse group of peers and learn from adult mentors from a variety of fields.

Are you inspired by entrepreneurs like Vera Wang, Oprah Winfrey, and Arianna Huffington? Now you can join their ranks and get a jump start on the path to running your own successful business. JA Rising Women is a unique after-school opportunity for female high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in exploring their entrepreneurial potential.

With the help of businesswomen who serve as mentors, you and your JA Rising Women team will conceptualize an idea for a product or service, capitalize your venture, market your offerings, and reap the profits! Whatever your interests or strengths, there is a place for you in the student company. JA Rising Women requires a certain level of commitment, which you must be willing to make. This program is a great experience, but relies on the effort of the students involved to make it successful.

Program Concepts

Annual report, Business plan, Capitalization, Company structure, Entrepreneurial facts, myths, and traits, Financial tools, Launch the company, Leadership, Liquidate, Marketing, Personal action plan, Pitch, Product development process, Product and service evaluation, Quality control, Sales techniques, Supply chain, SWOT analysis

Skills Students Learn

  • Accountability
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Decision making
  • Idea development
  • Leadership
  • Product evaluation
  • Public speaking
  • Sales
  • Self-assessment
  • Synthesizing and evaluating information
  • Teamwork

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

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National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

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Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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