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JA Finance Park includes three parts:
▲ Classroom lessons and activities
▲ Budgeting simulation at JA Finance Park
▲ Debrief and follow-up in the classroom
Before students travel to JA Finance Park, they take part in JA’s unique 12-lesson classroom curriculum, split into four main units, taught by their teacher. This knowledge serves as a foundation in personal finance education and gives them the skills they need for a successful JA Finance Park® experience…
Led by their volunteer facilitator, students visit life-like store fronts, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of the line items in their monthly budget. They will make choices on transportation, groceries, buying or renting a home, obtaining loans, insurances, savings accounts, investments and charities– balancing up to 22 expenses without exceeding their budget.
By the end of the simulation, students recognize that the decisions they make about education and career will have an impact on their potential income and quality of life.