|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grade 1|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Business, earning, economic incentives, employment, entrepreneurship, family, fill a need, goods and services, income, job, money, needs and wants, neighborhood, scarcity, shelter, skills, spend, symbols, work||Analyzing information, creative thinking, decision making, differentiating, drawing, following directions, listening and responding, making observations, map reading, math calculations, reading, recognizing and interpreting symbols, verbal communication, working in pairs|
Students discover how families are alike and different and how they can work together to create a strong economy for the neighborhood.
Students become aware that all families need food, clothing, and shelter to live and must earn money to pay for these needs.
Students learn how the needs and wants of people in a neighborhood create an opportunity for entrepreneurs to start businesses.
Students learn that entrepreneurs create businesses, which provide jobs for families and make the neighborhood where they live better.
Students think like entrepreneurs and help advertise a new business needed in the neighborhood.
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."