Economics for Success

Economics for Success

For many students, the transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment can be overwhelming. Students often feel that their high-school experiences haven’t adequately prepared them to meet the demands of university, a career, or living on their own.

Through JA’s newly updated Economics for Success program, students in grades 8-10 plan an education and career path. They gain a stronger sense of who they are and how to use their strengths to succeed in the future.

Economics for Success leaders make learning fun by using games and multimedia to boost students’ self-confidence and help them apply the lessons to their lives immediately.

By the end of the program, students will discover which career path best suits their needs, as well as how to get to where they want to be as adults. This will help them set goals, seize opportunities, and create a future that fuels their passions.

Key Outcomes

In this program, students:

  • Learn why it’s important to stay in school and explore post-secondary options
  • Gain an understanding of what life is like after high school
  • Map their interests, skills, and passions to possible careers
  • Learn how to network, identify a mentor, and create a strong personal brand
  • Create a budget to prepare for the financial reality of post-secondary life
  • Develop strategies that will help them achieve their goals

Like other JA programs, Economics for Success is curriculum-linked, student-centered and skills-focused. It is delivered by qualified business volunteers in full day, half day sessions or multiple visits at no cost to schools or groups.

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Download PDF Program Info Sheet                       Download PDF Curriculum Match Sheet


Delivery of Economics for Success in British Columbia is generously sponsored by:

2008-Nov-Hecht-web-sm 2009-Jan-RBC Foundation Logo Colour
2014.01.10 CWB-3line-2col-notag                     Great West Life
2012-Prospera-colour-web-sm Scotiabank_red 2014


 ADP Canada economical-insurance FBC_Logo
Victoria-Foundation 2008-Nov-Worksafe Colour Logo

Coquitlam Foundation

Prince George Community Foundation

Saanich Peninsula Foundation

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