Programs - JA Finance Park®

JA Finance Park® by the Numbers
During the 2012-13 school year, over 3,900 students participated in the Capital One/JA Finance Park simulated city and JA Finance Park® Virtual. Students came from 45 schools in 17 districts throughout New Jersey and were impacted by 485 volunteers.

JA Finance Park® is a turnkey, standards-based financial literacy curriculum that gives middle and high school students invaluable experience weighing real-life budgeting decisions, making informed consumer choices, and setting career goals. JANJ offers the innovative program to New Jersey schools at no cost, providing educators the resources and support they need to ensure their students effectively meet New Jersey’s core curriculum content standards and graduation requirements in financial literacy (Standard 9.2).

The JA Finance Park® program begins in the classroom with 13 teacher-led, standards-based lessons centered on promoting smart money management, wise consumerism and career exploration. Students delve into all aspects of what it takes to build and maintain a realistic family budget, giving them the knowledge they need to make smart decisions about how to spend and save their money. The culminating activity challenges students to put their newly acquired life skills to test during a field trip to the Capital One/JA Finance Park simulated city or by participating in the JA Finance Park® Virtual online simulation. Volunteers from local New Jersey businesses mentor the students during their visit to Capital One/JA Finance Park or while they are logged onto JA Finance Park® Virtual, helping them make the financial decisions and trade-offs their families face daily in the real world.

Click here for JA Finance Park® program overview.

Click here for JA Finance Park® Virtual description.

Click here for the JA Finance Park Calendar February – May 2014

Click here to view our Volunteer Training Guide (PowerPoint file with audio)

To learn more about volunteering at Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park view our
Spring 2014 Volunteer Overview – Newark or contact Crystal Law at

JA Finance Park® on Classroom Close-up, NJ

Call to Action!
Junior Achievement of NJ is seeking your in-kind support to house
Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park for approximately two months.
Click here to see our In-kind/Low-cost space request.

Click here for Teacher/School Application

For JA Finance Park® Virtual Application, click here

Become a part of our Wall of Recognition at JA Finance Park by purchasing a “brick” that will permanently display you/your family’s name. Your investment will help us provide our youth with the skills they need to become financially responsible, contributing members of our community.

Click here to become a brick member!

“I learned that anything you want in life is going to have to be earned. Bills are a great responsibility and you need to spend your money wisely. Also, if you are able to get what you want, it will be more fulfilling because you must have worked hard to get it.” - JA Student, Truth Middle School, East Orange

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