Are you ready to be inspired? JA Inspire returns this year with a two-part career exploration fair for 8th grade students. This is more than just a career fair though! It is an interactive experience that brings together the business and education communities to create an immersive event designed to launch students into their future.

Prior to the virtual fair and in-person expo, students will prepare in the classroom by exploring different careers and educational pathways using the JA Inspire curriculum. Each lesson is designed for self-guided learning with options for teacher-led facilitation included. Using this curriculum, students are empowered to take the reins on their academic learning and career planning as they head into high school.

This year, the program will culminate into two separate experiences: JA Inspire Virtual and the JA Inspire Career Expo, an in-person event. Schools will have the option to participate in 

  1. JA Inspire Virtual only, or
  2. Both JA Inspire Virtual and the JA Inspire Career Expo.

At both events, students will explore the four JA Journeys to learn more about the careers in those sectors. While JA Inspire Virtual will introduce them to many careers, the JA Inspire Career Expo will bring those careers to life with simulated activities and hands-on demonstrations.