The Spanish-language version of JA Our Community is made possible by the generous support of the Yakima Valley Community Foundation.

What This Program Teaches:

Financial Literacy (50%)

Entrepreneurship (0%)

Work-Readiness (100%)

JA Our Community — Spanish® introduces Spanish-language speaking students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary social studies learning objectives, including how citizens benefit from and contribute to a community’s success.

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

  • Describe a community.
  • Identify the variety of careers people have in a community and how each job requires specific skills.
  • Identify how business and government jobs help a community.
  • Explain how taxation supports government services.
  • Recognize voting as a way responsible citizens act.
  • Describe the flow of money in a community’s economy.

Program Basics:

  • Includes a series of five sessions recommended for students in 2nd grade.
  • Average time for each session is 40 minutes.
  • Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed plans for the volunteer and materials for 30 students.
  • Students develop a sense of career awareness and how all jobs help a community.
  • Session-specific, age-appropriate materials increase student interaction and emphasize JA’s experiential approach to learning.  
  • Correlates to state social studies, English, and math standards, as well as to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.
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Program Sessions

Session One: People in a Community Work Together
Students learn what a community is and the variety of careers that people have in a community.

Session Two: Sweet “O” Donuts
Students learn that workers who produce goods and services earn money for their work.

Session Three: Business and Government Jobs
Students locate businesses, pay taxes, and explore government careers.

Session Four: Let’s Vote
Students participate in decisions that benefit their school community. They vote to express their choice and to determine the will of the majority.

Session Five: Money Moves
Students learn about money and how it moves through a community.