|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grades 9-12|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Capital, customers, elements of the entrepreneurial experience (motivation, inspiration, preparation, expectations, and challenges), entrepreneurship, marketing, product, sales, service, value proposition||Funding a startup, meeting a need, product ideation, steps to becoming an entrepreneur, problem solving|
Students and their teacher prepare for the guest entrepreneur by researching the visiting entrepreneur and his or her company, and preparing questions they would like him or her to answer.
Students listen to an introduction from the guest speaker (entrepreneur), participate in an ice-breaker activity, learn about the entrepreneur's company, experiences and the steps to become an entrepreneur, then spend time asking questions and having a discussion with the guest speaker.
Students and educators are encouraged to take a brief survey to help JA improve on the students' and educators' experiences.
Diane Dang, Assistant Principal
"I saw the passion in their learning, & how it changed their lives & thinking of the world around them. I love JA!!!"
Finance Park Student
"Before JA Finance Park this stuff seemed impossible. Now it (financial independence) is in reach."
JA Finance Park Volunteer
"[The benefit of participating was] knowing I’m providing a better understanding of what adult life will be like."
Jay Calhoun, JA Alumni & JA Tulsa Board Member
"JA provided a solid foundation in leadership, economics and entrepreneurship as tools to achieve my goals."
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