At the grand opening of JA Finance Park® Fairfax County in 2010, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke cut the ribbon, noting, "Financial literacy is not a fad." The first partnership of its kind in this region, JA Finance Park® illustrated what was possible when the education, nonprofit, and private sectors come together to begin a major regional movement focused around the preparedness of our youth.

At the grand opening of JA Finance Park® Fairfax County in 2010, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke cut the ribbon, noting, "Financial literacy is not a fad." The first partnership of its kind in this region, JA Finance Park® illustrated what was possible when the education, nonprofit, and private sectors come together to begin a major regional movement focused around the preparedness of our youth.

At the groundbreaking of JA Finance Park® Prince George's County in 2013, U.S. Congresswoman and JA® Graduate Donna Edwards, County Executive Rushern Baker, U.S. Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Elijah Cummings, Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot, Prince George's County Councilwoman Andrea Harrison, and Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell gather to share words of support for the project and its impact. 

At the groundbreaking of JA Finance Park® Prince George's County in 2013, U.S. Congresswoman and JA® Graduate Donna Edwards, County Executive Rushern Baker, U.S. Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Elijah Cummings, Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot, Prince George's County Councilwoman Andrea Harrison, and Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell gather to share words of support for the project and its impact. 

History of JA Finance Park® in greater washington

In Fall 2010, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), Junior Achievement of Greater Washington opened the doors to the first JA Finance Park® in Greater Washington on the grounds of Robert Frost Middle School in Fairfax, VA. JA Finance Park® Fairfax County brings in-depth, experiential financial literacy education to 14,000 8th grade students each year.

In partnership with Prince George's County Public Schools, JA Finance Park® Prince George’s County opened during the fall of 2015 in Landover, MD and will serve approximately 9,000 students annually. It is located on the campus of Cora L. Rice Elementary/James G. Gholson Middle Schools just down the road from FedEx field.

A third facility, JA Finance Park® Montgomery County is scheduled to open in 2018 and will transform another 12,000 students annually into Finance Park graduates. It will be located on the fourth floor of the new Thomas Edison High School of Technology building in Silver Spring. 

Both of these additional partnerships were made possible by the partnerships of the local school systems and capital funding from Capital One.


JA Finance Park®
Fairfax
County

4099 Pickett Road
Fairfax, VA 22032

P: (703) 426-1562
E: info@myJA.org

Serves: Approximately 14,000 students annually through more than 2,300 volunteers from the community.

 

JA Finance Park® Prince George's
County

960 Nalley Road
Landover, MD 20785

P: (240) 487-7550
E: info@myJA.org

Serves: Approximately  9,000 students annually through more than 1,500 volunteers from the community.

 

JA Finance Park® Montgomery County

Coming in 2018

Fourth floor of the new Thomas Edison High School of Technology building in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Will serve: 12,000 students annually through 2,000 volunteers.