JA Ourselves


JA Ourselves (redeveloped in 2015-2016) introduces kindergarten 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 Resources

JA Ourselves Program Brief and Kit Description
Detailed Program Summary
Vocabulary Words
Program completion certificate (customizable)
Kindergarten Volunteer Tip Sheet  

Read how our kindergarten program correlates to Minnesota Academic Standards