What This Program Teaches:

Financial Literacy (0%)

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Work-Readiness (100%)

JA High School Heroes provides leadership development opportunities to high school students who deliver JA programs in elementary schools. JA High School Heroes is recommended for high school students.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

-Identify qualities of a leader and recognize the role of civic leadership in a community.
-Use strong presentation skills to communicate effectively.
-Recognize and use techniques that further teamwork and achieve group goals.
-Use a problem-solving technique to solve personal and professional problems.
-Apply critical-thinking skills to work-based problems.
-Recognize that decisions have consequences.
-Recognize the value of constructive feedback and the growth mind-set.
-Develop a personal action plan.

Program Concepts: ℹ️ Program Skills: ℹ️

Program Sessions

Session One: Effective Civic Leadership
Students explore the importance of leadership skills and the value of community involvement. They learn the importance of communication and conflict-management skills to achieve group goals.

Students…

-Identify qualities of a leader.
-Recognize the role of civic leadership in a community.
-Develop conflict-resolution skills.

Session Two: Presentation Skills and Classroom Management
Students learn effective presentation techniques to get an audience’s attention and keep it. They gain insight into classroom dynamics to assist with managing elementary school students when in that environment.

Students…

-Use strong presentation skills to communicate effectively.
-Develop classroom management practices.
-Recognize and use techniques that further teamwork and achieve group goals.

Session Three: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Students advance their critical thinking skills so that they can adapt quickly to new circumstances and develop successful solutions to problems.

Students…

-Use a problem-solving technique to solve personal and professional problems.
-Apply critical-thinking skills to work-based problems.
-Recognize that decisions have consequences.

Session Four: Reflection
Students share their JA High School Heroes experience and learn about its relevance to their futures. They complete a self-assessment designed to reiterate lessons about leadership, presentations, and critical thinking.

Students…

-Implement objective criteria to self-evaluate.
-Recognize the value of constructive feedback and the growth mind-set.
-Develop a personal action plan.