Programs - JA Finance Park®

Invest in JA Capstone Programs: JA BizTown and JA Finance Park (click here)

JA Capstone Investor Report 2015-2016 & JA Capstone Participating School List, 2015-2016

"Today, I learned managing my money is very difficult and complex. There are so many places where you have to remember to pay your bills. I learned you can’t always have what you want. I think Junior Achievement is an amazing program!"
- Joy, Orange High School, Orange

"You have to be financially stable to have a family. You need to think about saving money now for use later. Furthering your education with get you a higher paying job."
- Leslie-Ann, St. Vincent Academy, Newark

JA Finance Park® by the Numbers
During the 2015-16 school year, 11,174 students participated in the Capital One/JA Finance Park simulated city and JA Finance Park® Virtual Simulations. Students joined us from 83 schools in 17 counties throughout New Jersey, and were mentored by 735 volunteers.

JA Finance Park®: A two-pronged approach to financial literacy education for middle and high school students that begins with several weeks of classroom lessons, centered on money management, wise consumerism and career exploration.

Students put their newfound knowledge to the test in a budgeting activity during a culminating experience, either at the Capital One/JA Finance Park simulated city or through the virtual online simulation at their school’s computer lab. JA Finance Park Virtual allows students to participate in an online budgeting simulation, without ever having to leave the school.

This free program helps NJ students meet core curriculum standards and the 9.1 Standard high school graduation requirement.

Have questions about JA Finance Park, or wish to sign up? Contact:

  • Stephanie Karpowicz, Director of Capstone Programs,, (609) 419-0404 ext. 116

Junior Achievement of New Jersey - 360 Pear Blossom Drive - Edison, NJ 08837 - Phone: 609-419-0404
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