JA Finance Park
JA Finance Park gives middle and high school students an opportunity to develop personal money management skills, acquire personal finance knowledge and prepare for financial decisions and challenges in their adult lives.
By introducing students to personal finance and career explorations through classroom instruction and a day long learning experience, students are able to apply learned concepts in a life-like community. During this dynamic experience, students assume family and income scenarios and visit businesses to gather information for their personal financial decision-making. They use bank services, contribute to charities, purchase housing, transportation, furnishings, food, health care, and other expenses, and make investment decisions. Through these powerful lessons, students learn the importance of budgets and how to build one that works.
For educators and students who are unable to make the trip to our experiential learning lab in St. Paul, Minnesota, JA Finance Park can also be accessed virtually in the classroom.