Make an exciting difference in the future of local K-12 students by teaching them economic success skills! You can inspire young people to experience the realities and opportunities of the new global marketplace through Junior Achievement. JA, the nonprofit leader in providing innovative financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship education, needs volunteers to take career- and life-skills mentoring into local classrooms.
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Finance Park Description:
Our Finance Park simulation takes place here in our Mission Fed JA Finance Park facility located in Mission Valley. High School students are taught a curriculum on budgeting that culminates into a tablet based/experiential session where students are assigned a profile which includes details about their family, job, and background, then will create and adhere to a personal financial budget.
Volunteers are trained on the simulation the morning of each event. Each volunteer is then assigned a group of students to work with during the 4+ hour simulation; answering simple life questions on budgeting and guiding their students through the simulation experience. Students will learn how to make critical life choices (applying for a mortgage, buying a car, securing insurance etc.) based on their profiles that they are assigned. The session starts in the morning, around 8:30-9am contingent upon scheduling, and ends at about 1:30p.
Mission Fed JA Finance Park: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4eacad23a2fe3-finance
- Financial Planning
- Teaching / Instruction
- Financial Literacy
- General Education
- Professional Development
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Varies (from 1hr- 4 1/2 hrs in one day)