January 24, 2020
8:30am to 1:30pm
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
11111 W. Liberty Drive | Milwaukee, WI 53224
JA Finance Park is a simulated workshop located inside the Junior Achievement Kohl’s Education Center. This workshop is geared toward 7th thru 12th graders; in fact, every 8th grader in the Milwaukee Public School system must attend JA Finance Park. This simulation is an authentic reality based, hands-on economic and educational program for middle and high school students introducing young people to new concepts centered on personal finance, decision making and career exploration. This program enables students to build a foundation for making intelligent and lifelong personal finance decisions. Students receive family and income scenarios, then visit several businesses to pay bills such as insurance, clothing, food, transportation, housing, childcare, utilities, credit cards and several other real world expenses. Students are sole providers for their family and must accommodate the needs of the family without overspending. The students are required to complete 18 in-class lessons prior to their visit to JA Finance Park!
The volunteer time commitment for JA Finance Park is 8:00am to 1:30pm; training is provided on the morning you are scheduled to volunteer.
As a JA Finance Park volunteer you will:
- Act as “Facilitator” and assist a group of 8th grade students
- Spend time talking with students about the value of saving and budgeting
- Encourage students to think wisely when making financial decisions
- Monitor and verify students’ work progress
- Use this time to share with students who you are and what you do for MMSHRM
Below is a link showing JA Finance Park in action as well as some images of the simulation!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0cnJcufbA (If you are unable to access the link, go to YouTube and type in “JA Finance Park”)