JA Finance Park Homeschool | Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

JA Finance Park Homeschool Day

Updated Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Ages 12-18 (Must have completed 6th grade)
JA Finance Park is a practical, hands-on personal budgeting, and career exploration simulation for students in the 7th-12th grades. Middle and High School Students rarely think about buying health insurance, child care, or evaluating investment choices.  At JA Finance Park they do. JA Finance Park combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town.

On the simulation day, students receive family and income scenarios, identify lifestyle goals, visit 13 businesses to learn about 21 budget categories, create a budget, make purchasing decisions, and pay for their expenses. In the tablet-based program, students assume the persona of a family provider and must accommodate the needs of the family without overspending.

Parent teachers assist student learning by preparing students before the visit day with 12 lessons and debriefing the experience after the visit day.  Parents & volunteers assist the students through the simulation. JA Finance Park helps prepare students for a lifetime of learning and academic achievement. Please consider being a volunteer for the day.   

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