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#30: The JA Finance Park Experience

Knowing how to be financially responsible is arguably one of the most important skills an adult can have.  Often, the financial decisions that a young person makes early on will determine their quality of life for decades to come. So what can be done to hone economic savvy at an early age? Tune in as our hosts explore Junior Achievement’s new state-of-the-art mobile financial literacy program for teens, JA Finance Park!


Operating nationally since 1919, and for 64 years in Oregon and SW Washington, Junior Achievement (JA) is a nonprofit organization that partners with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth. Their mission is to ensure that young people are empowered to succeed in a global economy by focusing on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education for K-12 students. As an organization they serve nearly 40,000 local students annually–nearly 4,000 of which will experience JA Finance Park.