Experiential Learning

Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County offers our students unique experiences where they get to see a glimpse into their future firsthand through our Experiential Learning offerings. These programs offer hands-on, real life experiences in collaboration with community partners and volunteers.

Financial Literacy Month

Students participate in a series of financial literacy focused programs and workshops, with an opportunity for students and their families to participate in Financial Literacy Night. (April)

Financial Literacy Night

Students and their families participate in this event where they are guided through a JA program focused on financial literacy topics, including spending, saving, investing, credit, and risk management.

Stock Market Challenge

After completing the classroom curriculum JA Take Stock in Your Future, students and educators are invited to compete in the JA Stock Market Challenge, where students compete by investing and trading shares from fictitious companies, creating draft portfolios as teams, and finalizing their stock selections in an effort to accumulate the highest possible net worth in their investment portfolio by the close of trading.

JA Inspire: Here to Career

Immersive experience for middle and high school students, which centers on work and career readiness. Featuring industry expert guest speakers, career panels and customized curriculum, including resume writing, interviewing tips and connecting with local companies.

Empowered for Change

Hosted by M&T Bank and Pullman + Comley, Empowered for Change is a half day leadership and career-preparedness seminar for high performing female students from Bridgeport’s Central High School and its magnet program.

Manufacturing Career Awareness Seminar

High school students have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders about what they do, the skills required to enter the industry, and programs available to high school students.

Career Speaker Series

Students hear from local entrepreneurs and business partners about starting their own business and participate in relevant activities, including career panels and mentorship.

JA Company Program

JA Company Program empowers high school students to fill a need or solve a problem in their community and teaches them practical skills required to conceptualize, capitalize, and manage their own business venture.