|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grades 3-5|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|dvertising, bank account, business, business loan, business plan, consumer, deposit, earn, employee, entrepreneur, ethics, expenses, exports, financial institutions, goods and services, identify personal interests and goals, imports, income, market research, money, money management, opportunity cost, profit, skills, withdrawal, work environment||Ask relevant questions and listen for information, comparing and contrasting, computation, consider how to turn ideas into realities, consider personal traits and interests, deductive reasoning, empathy, following directions, matching and classifying, presentation, problem solving, reading and following directions, self-employed, teamwork, think and work cooperatively, think critically, use vocabulary in a meaningful way|
Students explore money-management skills and become familiar with the key differences between earning, saving, and spending. They learn that money can be saved in a financial institution, such as a bank or a credit union, and how that
money can earn interest.
Students learn about the ways in which people's interests and skills can help them identify small businesses they can start.
Students identify the fundamental steps for starting a small business and develop a basic business plan.
Students explain why financial institutions lend money and why people borrow money for their businesses. Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money, including the need to make interest payments. They record and track financial gains and losses in a simulated environment.
Students explore the opportunities and challenges of global markets.
Diane Dang, Assistant Principal
"I saw the passion in their learning, & how it changed their lives & thinking of the world around them. I love JA!!!"
Finance Park Student
"Before JA Finance Park this stuff seemed impossible. Now it (financial independence) is in reach."
JA Finance Park Volunteer
"[The benefit of participating was] knowing I’m providing a better understanding of what adult life will be like."
Jay Calhoun, JA Alumni & JA Tulsa Board Member
"JA provided a solid foundation in leadership, economics and entrepreneurship as tools to achieve my goals."
"Junior Achievement taught me that everyone can be successful if you really work hard."