Buying, choices, costs, earning, giving, goals, goods and services, interests, money, needs and wants, saving, society, spending, values


Financial Literacy 

Work Readiness 

JA Ourselves introduces students to the intersection of financial literacy and early elementary grades social studies learning objectives. Through hands on classroom activities, the program provides students with an introduction to personal economics and the choices consumers make to meet their needs and wants. It also introduces students to the role of money in society while providing them with practical information about earning, saving, and sharing money.

JA Ourselves is a series of five activities. The average time for each activity is 30 minutes. All JA programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. JA programs also correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards.