Empower Your Students to Succeed

During the 2016/2017 school year, over 10,000 high school students participated in Mission Fed JA Finance Park! JA Finance Park helps students imagine who they want to be and gives them hands-on tools and skills to plan for a financially secure future. 

California received an “F” grade from Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy, which evaluated each state on its ability to produce financially literate high school graduates. Junior Achievement’s mission is to bridge this gap and confront these challenges.

Ready to Sign Up?

Complete our enrollment form: CLICK HERE!

Contact Valerie Hash for available dates. Once you complete the enrollment process, you will receive confirmation and next steps from our team.

If you're interested and would like to learn more, please contact: 


 Valerie HashJA Finance Park Implementation Manager

Email: vhash@jasandiego.org

Direct: 1-619-906-4916





Program FAQs:


Where are you located?
Mission Valley- 4756 Mission Gorge Pl, San Diego, CA 92120.
How long is the simulation?
4.5 hours- Typically 9:00 am-1:30 pm. Accommodations upon request.
How many students can participate per day?
50 to 125 students. (If unable to meet minimum, we will partner you with
another school)
What is the cost to participate?
$24 per student. *Scholarship are available and are awarded based on available funding, school's FRL, and program participation.


What students and teachers say about Mission Fed JA Finance Park:

"It was a very useful and informative trip. The knowledge of making a budget plan is very crucial to what lifestyle you will have have. My simulation said I was a cement mason with a salary of &38,000 a year, a wife and a child and I only had a high school diploma. It was hard to get by. JA Finance Park showed me how much my education level is going to contribute to the job I get and therefore the income I have to live off." - Daniel, Student, Castle Park High School

"I have been working with Junior Achievement for about ten years and feel that exposure to real-life experiences is extremely important for students because they learn skills that can't be taught from a book. My favorite part of the simulation was seeing students trying to budget their required bills and experience first-hand what adults have to do on a daily basis." - Elizabeth Wright, Teacher, El Cajon Valley High School