Middle School is in need of volunteers to help chaperone the seventh-grade
field trip to Finance Park on January 6, 2020, and January 7,
Finance Park is an innovation in experiential education
designed to prepare our region’s youth for life and work in the real world.
Before their culminating experience at JA's one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art
facility, middle school students will first complete four weeks of in-classroom
curriculum taught by their teacher. At the end of their classroom curriculum,
students travel to JA Finance Park where they practice newly learned
microeconomic concepts and experience first-hand the complexities of personal
financial management as an earning, bill-paying adult for the day. Students
take on a life scenario – an avatar with a career, salary, credit score, debt,
and family obligations – and make their way through various phases of the day.
Volunteers help students with their decisions and share their own life
experiences to give the choices context and make the experience more authentic
for these young people.
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