JA Ambassadors

JA Ambassadors

Grades 9-12

Cost: $100 per ambassador (Scholarships are available)

The JA Ambassador program is a 10-session program that provides foundational knowledge of the local economy, personal finances, career pathways, and work-readiness. In concert with San Diego business leaders, JA’s Ambassador program creates a platform for participants to gain the necessary skills to thrive in San Diego’s economy.

During this program, JA Ambassadors will:

  • Receive mentorship from industry professionals
  • Access to higher education scholarships
  • The opportunity to earn up to $200 to invest back into their futures thanks to our partnership with Mission Federal Credit Union
  • Learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, the job application process, and company cultures

Open sessions:

Fall 2022 Cohort

Eligibility: Open to all current high school students
Dates & Times: To be determined
Where: Virtual via Zoom

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For more information about JA Ambassadors program or if you would like to start a cohort in your area, contact Adam Armas at aarmas@jasandiego.org.

JA Ambassadors

JA Ambassadors

Grades 9-12

Cost: $100 per ambassador (Scholarships are available)

The JA Ambassador program is a 10-session program that provides foundational knowledge of the local economy, personal finances, career pathways, and work-readiness. In concert with San Diego business leaders, JA’s Ambassador program creates a platform for participants to gain the necessary skills to thrive in San Diego’s economy.

During this program, JA Ambassadors will:

  • Receive mentorship from industry professionals
  • Access to higher education scholarships
  • The opportunity to earn up to $200 to invest back into their futures thanks to our partnership with Mission Federal Credit Union
  • Learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, the job application process, and company cultures

Open sessions:

Fall 2022 Cohort

Eligibility: Open to all current high school students
Dates & Times: To be determined
Where: Virtual via Zoom

CHECK BACK LATER

For more information about JA Ambassadors program or if you would like to start a cohort in your area, contact Adam Armas at aarmas@jasandiego.org.

JA Stock Market Challenge

To prepare for JA Stock Market Challenge, high school students complete JA Take Stock in Your Future to learn the fundamentals of the stock market and investing.

The Challenge simulates a 60-day trading period on the stock market over the course of two hours. Each team of students is given $500,000 in mock stocks and cash. Students then compete to build the portfolio with the highest return on investment. The winning teams will receive prizes.

This year’s Stock Market Challenge was held as a hybrid event on March 8th, 2022. Over 250 students across the county and from Tijuana, Mexico participated in the competition.

JA Stock Market Challenge

To prepare for JA Stock Market Challenge, high school students complete JA Take Stock in Your Future to learn the fundamentals of the stock market and investing.

The Challenge simulates a 60-day trading period on the stock market over the course of two hours. Each team of students is given $500,000 in mock stocks and cash. Students then compete to build the portfolio with the highest return on investment. The winning teams will receive prizes.

This year’s Stock Market Challenge was held as a hybrid event on March 8th, 2022. Over 250 students across the county and from Tijuana, Mexico participated in the competition.

JA Stock Market

Pop Up

Is this program not available at your school?

Join us for one of our JA Stock Market Pop Up events!

Students can come to our JA campus for a day of stock market know-how. Students will learn the basics of investing in the stock market before competing in stock market simulation challenge in teams. Participating in this event qualifies students for our regional JA Stock Market Challenge event.

Upcoming JA Stock Market Pop Up events:

Fall 2022 Stock Market Pop Up

Date: Saturday, December 10th
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: The Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement
4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120
Details: Food will be provided & prizes will be awarded to the winners!

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

For more information about JA Stock Market Challenge events, please contact Muhammed Hassan at mhassan@jasandiego.org.

JA Student Company

of the Year Competition

Students who participated in JA Company Program have the option to submit their business in a countywide competition to win JA San Diego Student Company of the Year and earn the chance to compete at the JA national competition.

Students pitch their business to a panel of judges composed of local business owners, executives, and professionals. The judges score students based on the company’s ingenuity, marketing, and finances as well as the quality of the business presentation.

JA Company of the Year Competition 2023 Info To Come

For more information about the competition, please contact Muhammed Hassan at mhassan@jasandiego.org.

JA Student Company

of the Year Competition

Students who participated in JA Company Program have the option to submit their business in a countywide competition to win JA San Diego Student Company of the Year and earn the chance to compete at the JA national competition.

Students pitch their business to a panel of judges composed of local business owners, executives, and professionals. The judges score students based on the company’s ingenuity, marketing, and finances as well as the quality of the business presentation.

JA Company of the Year Competition 2023 Info To Come

For more information about the competition, please contact Muhammed Hassan at mhassan@jasandiego.org.

JA Fellows

Grades 11-12
2 semesters

JA Fellows connects students to San Diego’s business community through a year-long leadership and work-based learning experience. Students meet each school day and develop the foundational knowledge of the local economy, personal finance, career pathways, and work readiness. The cohort model provides students with social capital and financial literacy through real-world experiences directly connected to San Diego’s industries.

Participating school(s)
Lincoln High School
Chula Vista Learning Community Charter High School

Students participating in JA Fellows will:

  • Receive mentorship from industry professionals based on the student interests
  • Have the option to partake in paid internships and work-based learning opportunities
  • Learn about career pathways through career panels and job shadows
  • Access scholarship opportunities to pursue higher education

If you are interested in bringing JA Fellows to your class or school, please contact Hanna Jensen at hjensen@jasandiego.org.

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JA Fellows

Grades 11-12
2 semesters

JA Fellows connects students to San Diego’s business community through a year-long leadership and work-based learning experience. Students meet each school day and develop the foundational knowledge of the local economy, personal finance, career pathways, and work readiness. The cohort model provides students with social capital and financial literacy through real-world experiences directly connected to San Diego’s industries.

Participating school(s)
Lincoln High School
Chula Vista Community Learning Charter High School

Students participating in JA Fellows will:

  • Receive mentorship from industry professionals based on the student interests
  • Have the option to partake in paid internships and work-based learning opportunities
  • Learn about career pathways through career panels and job shadows
  • Access scholarship opportunities to pursue higher education

If you are interested in bringing JA Fellows to your class or school, please contact Hanna Jensen at hjensen@jasandiego.org.

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JA hs experiences programs

JA Fellows

Grades 11-12
2 semesters

JA Fellows connects students to San Diego’s business community through a year-long leadership and work-based learning experience. Students meet each school day and develop the foundational knowledge of the local economy, personal finance, career pathways, and work readiness. The cohort model provides students with social capital and financial literacy through real-world experiences directly connected to San Diego’s industries.

Participating school(s):
Lincoln High School
Chula Vista Community Learning Charter High School

Students participating in JA Fellows will:

  • Receive mentorship from industry professionals based on the student’s interests
  • Have the option to partake in paid internships and work-based learning opportunities
  • Learn about career pathways through career panels and job shadows
  • Access scholarship opportunities to pursue higher education

If you are interested in bringing JA Fellows to your class or school, please contact Hanna Jensen at hjensen@jasandiego.org.

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JA hs experiences programs