With the JA Excellence through Ethics
program, students will learn the importance of ethics and ethical decision making and how ethical and unethical choices affect everyone in a community. Along with a volunteer business professional, you will help students explore personal values, character development, and ethics while offering the opportunity to discuss related issues. The program's aim is to show students that the adults around them value ethical behavior. Students need strong character qualities, including respect, fairness, and a positive attitude, to become self-disciplined lifelong learners at school, work, and beyond. As students will discover, character matters.
The JA Excellence through Ethics
program is a 60- to 90-minute learning experience with additional optional activities that create an opportunity for volunteers to impact students' lives. Volunteers will serve as role models sharing personal on-the-job experiences and information while leading the JA Excellence through Ethics
program session. Optional choice activities may take more time if the teacher and the volunteer choose to implement them.
JA Excellence through Ethics
is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and recommended for middle and high school students.
Demonstrate the importance of ethics and ethical decision making to allow the students to examine and challenge their own choices in daily life, work, school, and in their community.
Accountability, Beliefs, Code of conduct, Core values, Decision-making, Employee ethics, Ethical awareness, Ethical dilemmas, Ethical obligations, Ethical reasoning, Ethical standards, Interdependence, Interpersonal skills, Professional attitude, Rights of others, Role model, Social responsibility, Truthfulness, Values
Skills Students Learn
- Analyze situations and decisions in light of ethical considerations
- Apply guidelines for ethical decision making
- Consider attitudes
- Critical thinking
- Examine the competing pressures on young people
- Express why ethical standards are important to society and businesses
- Listening and communicating
- Reading for understanding
- Suggest actions to correct problems