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JA IT’S MY BUSINESS

JA IT’S MY BUSINESS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

JA It’s My Business! encourages students to use entrepreneurial thinking as they explore higher education and career choices. Students participate in fun, challenging activities such as an entrepreneurial quiz game, completing a blueprint for a teen club, participating in an auction of businesses, and creating entrepreneur profile cards.

The program targets students in Junior Secondary school (JSS 1-3). It is composed of six sessions, each 60 minutes in length. Materials are packaged in a self-contained kit that includes detailed plans for the volunteer and materials for 30 students.

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

Classroom Based OR After School

PROGRAM DURATION

6 Weeks

PROGRAM GRADE LEVEL

Junior Secondary School

PROGRAM CONCEPTS

Advertising, Apprentice, Auction, Auctioneer, Be creative and innovative, Believe in yourself, Bid, Business, Business plan, Civic responsibility, Customer, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur profile, Fill a need, Know your customer and product, Market, Marketing, Profit, Self-taught, Social entrepreneur.

PROGRAM SKILLS

Active-listening, Analyzing information, Brainstorming, Creative thinking, Critical thinking, Decision making, Deductive reasoning, Estimating, Following directions, Group work, Interpreting information, Measuring, Money management, Oral and written communication, Problem solving, Self-assessment.

PROGRAM SESSION

Click on the session titles below to read details of each session.

Working in groups, students play the E-Quiz Game Show. They begin to identify entrepreneurial characteristics they possess by learning about the lives of entrepreneurs both past and present.

Students work in groups to complete a blueprint for a teen club. They identify the first entrepreneurial characteristic, “Fill a Need,” by considering customer needs and brainstorming product design. Students begin to identify the skills and knowledge needed to start a business.

Working in groups, students recognize the second entrepreneurial characteristic, “Know Your Customer and Product.” Students discover ways to market specific products to the appropriate customers.

Students participate in an auction designed to highlight creative and innovative entrepreneurs and their businesses.

By analyzing current examples of social entrepreneurs, students identify businesses they can start. They examine ways entrepreneurs use the four entrepreneurial characteristics to develop their business plans.

Students create entrepreneur profile cards to showcase their understanding of the fourth entrepreneurial characteristic, “Believe in Yourself.”

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