Civic Engagement

Evaluation of Junior Achievement Our Nation®

2008 – 2009 Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide has developed and implemented a large array of programs dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The JA Our Nation® program is one of eight JA Worldwide globally distributed programs for elementary schools, which consists of a series of lessons…

Evaluation of Raising Highly Capable Kids™ Program

2014 – 2015 Rezilient Kidz™, a 501 c3 organization located in Colorado Springs (CO), implemented a program called Raising Highly Capable Kids™. The program was implemented in Santa Ana (CA); San Antonio (TX); and Fort Worth (TX). The program had the goal of helping parents acquire a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors related…

Evaluation of Junior Achievement Our Region®

2012 – 2013 Junior Achievement (JA) Our Region® introduces elementary school students to entrepreneurship, the ways that entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a community, and how to solve problems by weighing the associated risks and rewards. RMC Research conducted a summative evaluation of JA Our Region® in eight JA areas across…

Evaluation of Junior Achievement Personal Finance®

2013 – 2014 Junior Achievement (JA) Personal Finance® provides high school students with personal financial skills that allow them to set specific goals for lifelong financial needs and desired quality of life, specifically earning money, spending money wisely, budgeting, saving and investing, using credit cautiously, and protecting one’s personal finances. RMC Research conducted a summative…

Evaluation of Junior Achievement Academy for Entrepreneurship and Business

2013 – 2017 Working in partnership with the Orange County Public Schools (FL) (OCPS), Junior Achievement created the Academy for Entrepreneurship and Business (JA Academy), a magnet school at Oak Ridge High School. The Academy’s mission is to develop learners with “outstanding character, exalted purposes, transforming leadership talents, economic acumen and an entrepreneurial approach to…

Evaluation of Junior Achievement USA Finance Park®

2015 The Junior Achievement (JA) Finance Park® program is JA USA’s capstone financial literacy program for middle and high school students, in which students learn about income, taxes, spending, investing, credit, and budgeting. The program culminates in a day-long budgeting simulation in which students receive a randomly-selected life profile for which they must develop and…

Evaluation of Junior Achievement USA BizTown®

2015 The Junior Achievement (JA) BizTown® program was JA USA’s capstone financial literacy and entrepreneurship education program for elementary and middle school students, culminating in a town simulation in which students apply for loans, run businesses, vote, and manage their personal finances. RMC Research conducted a national outcome evaluation of the JA BizTown® program at…

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