Elementary School Programs

Elementary School Programs

JA’s elementary school programs are the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, as well as an after-school and capstone experience, work to change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics. Engaging themes help K-5 students learn economic concepts through each volunteer-led lesson. The theme of each program builds on the previous and stresses the relationship between school and future success.

Click on the links for more information on our elementary school programs:

JA Ourselves (Kindergarten)
JA Our Families (1st Grade)
JA Our Community (2nd Grade)
JA Our City (3rd Grade)
JA Our Region (4th Grade)
JA Our Nation (5th Grade)
JA More Than Money (3rd-5th grades)
JA BizTown (4th-6th grades)


Bring JA programs to your school

Partner with JA to bring our important financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship lessons to your students. Please submit a program request or contact our local office.

Volunteer with JA

We need your help to empower students to succeed. Your participation helps us bring the JA experience to more schools and students in our community. If you are interested in volunteering with local students, please submit a volunteer interest form and we will contact you with upcoming opportunities.

Sponsor a JA Elementary School Program

Your company can bring the JA elementary school curriculum to a school in your community. To sponsor a class, a grade level, or an entire school, contact Rachel Cline at rcline@ja-pdx.org or (503)238-6430.


Interested in bringing a JA program to your school? Submit a program request.
Contact Gina Huntington at ghuntington@ja-pdx.org or 503-238-6430 for more information.