JA Finance Park® and JA Biztown®


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JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown® are all that, and more. These financial literacy laboratories exist to inspire and prepare youth to succeed. There is no question about it: Financial literacy and sound money management skills are essential to success. Today more than ever, young adults need a strong foundation for making intelligent, lifelong, personal financial decisions.
 
To improve the financial literacy of our future business leaders and employees, Junior Achievement has created an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.
 
JA Finance Park and JA BizTown allows middle and high-school grade students to see, touch, and live the experience of personal finance in a real-life setting of stores, shops, and financial institutions, by basically becoming "an adult for the day."
 
JA Finance Park®and JA BizTown®support made possible by
JA Capstone Programs are made possible by Kohl's Cares.

Program Goals

The goals of JA Finance Park and JA BizTown are to: 
  • Teach students to develop and follow a monthly budget
  • Help students to research and understand the actual "costs of living" for the basic necessities of life
  • Encourage students to develop and demonstrate personal responsibility for learning and self-management
  • Communicate and work with schools to promote the highest level of student achievement
  • Challenge students to think critically and creatively, analyze tasks, and solve problems
At JA Finance Park and JA BizTown, students are given a unique life profile after answering a series of future life-style questions. Their life profile includes an income, marital status, even kids! Using this new adult persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decisions regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more. 
 

How You Can Participate

Volunteers are needed to mentor small groups of students throughout their day at JA Finance Park and JA BizTown.  No special budgeting expertise or preparation is necessary and thorough training is provided for all volunteers! 


Locations

JA Finance Park and JA BizTown programs start in the classroom. Then students visit Junior Achievement for a day to experience our simulated town. These programs are located at:

MILWAUKEE
Junior Achievement Kohl's Education Center
11111 W. Liberty Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53224

APPLETON
Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center
11 Tri-Park Way
Appleton, WI 54914

Need More Information?

Please contact (414) 577-3800 or jamilw@jawis.org.

JA Finance Park (Entry Level)

For more information about the JA Finance Park (Entry Level) program, visit the JA Finance Park (Entry Level) program page.

JA BizTown at the Junior Achievement Kohl's Education Center

JA Finance Park at the Junior Achievement Kohl's Education Center

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