To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
We give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs – in the core content areas of career readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship-- empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world -- enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.
JASM’s K—12 classroom-based programs inspire young people to be successful by providing them with the tools,
strategies, and motivation to thrive in school, in the workplace and in life. The JASM curriculum correlates with and enhances Common Core standards and teaches students about business, economics, and life skills.(Available to all schools in our 21 city and town service area across Southern Massachusetts, programs delivered after being requested by schools, 100% free for students and schools
Job Shadow Program
The JA Job Shadow program provides students with the opportunity to visit local businesses where they can observe a professional work environment, learn about the careers that are available, and talk to employees about their jobs. Students also learn what skills are needed for a career in a particular industry and the importance of educational
attainment in achieving their goals. (Available to all high-schools in our 21 city and town service area across Southern
Massachusetts, programs delivered after being requested by schools, 100% free for students and schools)
Camp SPARK is a weeklong residential camp for middle school girls focused on social entrepreneurship, leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. A unique combination of career exploration, entrepreneurship, and leadership development,
the camp encourages its participants to identify and address important issues facing the SouthCoast. The camp is free of charge for girls from all demographics across the region– with a particular focus on low to moderate income populations.
The JA Company Program
The JA Company Program empowers high school students to solve a problem in their community by building and managing their own start-up business. This free virtual after-school program is open to all high school students in Southern Massachusetts. Over the course of 13 weekly meetings, student elect their own leadership team, develop and execute a business pan, produce and sell a product, hold department meetings to report on their progress, and build relationships with other students and business professionals. With the guidance of their mentors, student participants develop the skills they need to be successful in their future academic and career pursuits. To get more information about the program, please reach out to Edith Colon, JA Company Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 322-1244.
Titan Business Challenge
JASM’s Titan Business Challenge is a day-long strategy competition where students compete -- for scholarship dollars-- using an online business simulator that puts them at the helm of a virtual company. Created to teach them to make critical decisions around issues such as price production, marketing, capital investment, R&D, and philanthropy, Titan is uniquely designed to demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system by providing a dynamic introduction to the world of business. (Available to all high-schools in our 21 city and town service area across Southern Massachusetts, programs delivered after being requested by schools, 100% free for students and schools)
For more information on current programs, check out their website below!
Executive Director: Jeffrey Pelletier
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Scholarships and financial aid are available!
Transportation is also available!