Financial Literacy Month

Junior Achievement programs teach students how to manage money, maintain a personal budget and be fiscally responsible through fun, hands-on curriculum. During Financial Literacy Month, we encourage you to explore and share the various resources we’ve gathered to help young people gain the knowledge and skills needed to take control of their economic success.

Why is Financial Literacy Important?

According to the results of a 2019 Consumer Reports survey, Americans score poorly in the area of financial literacy. Junior Achievement programs equip students with the skills needed to successfully manage their financial future.

JA’s Proven Results

Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs equip young people with the skills needed to take control of their economic future. 


JA’s Financial Literacy Pathway Programs

Programs in our Financial Literacy Pathway will ensure that students graduate from high school with needed skills and a clear understanding of how to build financial sustainability.

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Resources for Parents and Students

Junior Achievement in now providing free online resources to teachers and parents to keep our children engaged, inspired, and educationally challenged. In response to the COVID-19 guidelines, we quickly enhanced our digital program portfolio to make select programs and lessons available to the public. Parents will find a variety of learning materials that children can do on their own or with a parent or other caring adult. K-12 educators can also access new existing JA programs through the national JA USA Learning Management System. There’s no better time than today to equip our children with the tools needed to make smart financial choices as they experience these tumultuous economic times. 

Need help talking with your kids about COVID-19 and its impact on our economy? Check out JA USA’s new whitepaper series, “Making Sense:”
Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19
Making Sense: The Impact of COVID-19 on Business and Innovation
Making Sense: Work in the Time of COVID-19

JA My Way is a free online resource with tips and tools to help students take control of their financial future. Simply create a free account to access these resources at
JA My Way

Watch the videos below to learn about two unique programs – JA BizTown and JA Finance Park – that teach kids important financial skills through a day-long simulation at our St. Paul experiential learning center.