JA Finance Park Virtual | Junior Achievement of North Florida

JA Finance Park® VIRTUAL

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JA Finance Park Virtual
JA Finance Park Virtual® will provide students hands-on lessons in personal finance management. This in-school classroom-based program provides a first-hand understanding of the economic issues they will face upon high school graduation.
This authentic assessment consists of teacher-led lessons along with JA volunteer-led sessions – each offering a unique learning objective that builds on previous knowledge. When students arrive to the virtual simulation they receive a life scenario including a job, salary, and family situation to use as the basis of their simulation experience. With their "real-life avatars", they learn how to construct and adhere to a personal budget – including housing, food, savings, transportation, entertainment, healthcare, utilities, clothing, and education.
Approximately 1,400 students (7th – 12th grade) will participate in JA Finance Park Virtual® this year as they prepare to enter a world of personal, academic and financial choices. Students participating in JA Finance Park Virtual® will:
  • Learn and implement personal budgeting processes
  • Understand the costs, benefits, and risks of using credit
  • Explore the benefits of saving and investing
  • Acquire an understanding of the financial markets
  • Utilize mathematical skills to guide income, spending, saving and investment decisions
  • Explore career opportunities that align with personal abilities, interests, work preferences; research the educational requirements for specific occupations


Thanks to sponsorship opportunities for North Florida's business community, students navigating JA's virtual world will see familiar brands on the storefronts and billboards of JA Finance Park Virtual®.

Publix Super Markets Charities        

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more, contact Steve St. Amand or call at 904-398-9944 ext. 228.

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Watch How JA Finance Park Virtual® Works!

  • "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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