Welcome, JA 8th graders:

Junior Achievement is excited that you are taking part in our JA Inspire program this year! In addition to your work in the classroom and attending the JA Inspire Career Fair, we are providing you with extra resources to help create a pathway to high school, college, or career.

Whether you need help finding the right high school to meet your academic needs, help in developing a resume, or finding the right apprenticeship program or college, JA has resources below to assist.

If along the way you need more assistance please reach out to your teacher, guidance counselor, or principal. They are more than willing to assist you in your efforts to be successful!

Thank you for being a JA Inspire student and good luck!



JA Inspire Videos - This video series, which will be shown as part of your JA Inspire Curriculum, was created to help you identify some of the choices you need to make to help you get started on your career journey. Hosts Maya and Mason will help you get excited to start discovering for yourself how a career choice can be both satisfying and fulfilling. (Thank you to our friends at JA Kentuckiana for the use of their videos, made possible by James Graham Brown Foundation, as we develop our JA Inspire program in Rhode Island.)

JA Inspire Career Exploration Fair Exhibitor List - Check out all of the companies and careers that will be exhibiting during your JA Inspire visit. One of them may be your future employer!

JA My Way - Join JA My Way to get tips and tools to put your career on the express track. Take the Personality Quiz then visit My Career to find job matches. Explore buying a car and saving for college in My Money, create pro resumes at My Resume, or get tips to start a business at My Business.

JA Assembling Your Career - Junior Achievement, partnership with Alcoa Foundation, helps provide middle school and high school students with practical information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers and ways students can prepare for these careers while still in school.

Launch My Career - It can be hard to know which colleges—and which majors—might be right for you and your goals. LaunchMyCareer, made possible with support from USA Funds, helps you cut through the confusion and find programs of study that can lead to well-paying jobs and a good life.

RI Department of Labor & Training - The RI Department of Labor and Training provides workforce development, workforce security and workforce protection to the state’s workers, employers and citizens.