Paying bills, budgeting and taking out a loan is a ton of fun. At least, that's what middle school students think after spending a day at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Fairfax. For weeks ahead of the field trip, students learn about personal finance. Then, their skills are tested at the park.
JA® is pleased to announce that Wells Fargo has agreed to continue their partnership at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County in the coming school year. Wells Fargo has partnered with JA since JA Finance Park Fairfax County first opened its doors in 2010. Now, they will be transitioning from the Insurance Storefront partner, to the Housing Storefront partner.
Apple Federal Credit Union has agreed to continue their partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington as the Credit Union Storefront at JA Finance Park Fairfax County.
The modern economy is complex. There are so many investment options available to individuals and family to save for the future, many people can be overwhelmed. But as the Credit Union Storefront partner, Apple Federal Credit Union teaches these young people a priceless lesson: that saving early and saving often is key to financial freedom in the future.
State Farm has deepened its partnership with JA and it's commitment to JA's Finance Park program. Beginning in Fall 2017, JA Finance Park Fairfax County will showcase a three-tiered display to include a “roadmap” of the park and information about State Farm’s safe driving programs and how safe driving and academic achievement can lower insurance rates.
ICIEF’s partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) includes an educational exhibit and interactive game at JA’s Finance Park locations in Fairfax County, VA, and Prince George’s County, MD. JA’s Finance Park program consists of a 14-lesson classroom curriculum for middle school students that develops a foundation in personal finance education, with a day-long culminating experience at Finance Park. There, students put their new skills to the test in a digital, 21st century, innovative learning environment. The “mini-city” houses a variety of storefronts and kiosks, correlating to the personal budget lines each student must manage during their JA Finance Park visit. ICIEF’s “Investing Road Trip” exhibit provides an interactive experience for students to learn more about how saving and investing can help them reach long-term goals.
The Virginia College Savings Plan, also known as Virginia529, has agreed to continue their partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington at JA Finance Park Fairfax County.
Virginia529 partners with several organizations in Virginia to provide volunteers, resources and donations to support the communities in which they live. As part of this legacy of giving back, last year, Virginia529 installed an engaging wall exhibit to educate students on College Savings at the JA Finance Park in Fairfax, Virginia.
Marymount University has agreed to partner with JA of Greater Washington to help educate middle schoolers about the costs of furthering their education and the value of a world-class college education in achieving their dreams. Marymount University will serve as the Education Storefront partner at JA Finance Park in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Fairfax County eighth graders are learning that the best things in life aren’t free…but with good budgeting and smart choices, arts and entertainment can fit into their budgets.
These life lessons are possible thanks to a new partnership between Wolf Trap and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, whose JA Finance Park® program provides financial literacy curriculum and immersive, real-life budgeting simulations to all 14,000 Fairfax County eighth grade students each year.