JA Finance Park Getting Started | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

JA Finance Park-Getting Started

High school students taking a personal finance class are welcome to participate in the JA Finance Park simulation as a stand-alone experience. All other students must complete the 12 required teacher-taught, in-class lessons before participating in the on-site simulation experience, followed by a debriefing lesson. Follow these simple steps to get involved:

Step 1

Complete the Enrollment Form and send it by fax (636) 728-0708 or e-mail to Joy Germeroth Available dates are the determining factor for when you should start and finish the JA Finance Park classroom curriculum.
  • Please select three (3) dates, to help us accommodate you.
  • We can accommodate up to 130 students on a single visit day.
  • Schools with less than 75 students may be assigned a buddy school.
  • Schools with more than 130 students will need to book multiple dates.
Step 2: 
When teaching the JA Finance Park curriculum, complete the online teacher training about 5-6 weeks before the visit date. There are two training sessions.
  • If you experience difficulties with online teacher training, email Joy Germeroth. Training is required in order to get everything out of the curriculum and visit day experience.
  • JA provides all curriculum materials after you have returned your enrollment packet.
  • Begin teaching the curriculum about four weeks before the visit.

Step 3:

Prepare for your students' visit to JA Finance Park by recruiting parent volunteers, scheduling buses, and handling other logistical matters. 
Please email Joy Germeroth or call (636) 728-0707 for more information or to get started.
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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