Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina launches JA Finance Park Mobile® to help teens gain greater understanding of the realities of managing finances

January 22, 2024

Immersive Program Designed to Increase Financial Literacy and Capability of High School Students

Today, Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina announces the launch of JA Finance Park Mobile®. This program is designed to equip middle and high school students with a better understanding of effective money management by allowing them to experience an innovative, real-life simulation while challenging them to successfully manage their finances through decades of hypothetical life scenarios. The JA Finance Park® model is demonstrated to raise financial literacy, capability, and empowerment of students who have experienced the program in other areas of the country.

“Our mission at Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina is to unleash the limitless potential within our state’s future generations,” stated JAGSC Board Chair Annmarie Fini. “By bridging classroom education with practical, real-world application, we strive to illuminate the path towards a secure financial future. The launch of this innovative mobile model allows us to extend life-changing financial literacy education to students across the state, regardless of their location.”

JA Finance Park® is Junior Achievement’s capstone curriculum for personal financial planning and career exploration. This teacher-led classroom curriculum culminates with a visit to JA Finance Park Mobile®, a realistic pop-up city, where students engage with volunteers and put into practice what they’ve learned by developing a personal budget. This new advanced curriculum and simulation gives middle and high school students a more personal focus. Students will select their career and define their future lifestyle and financial goals. The advanced simulation allows students to see the long-term impact of their education, savings, and credit decisions from high school graduation through retirement.

Casey Pash, President of JAGSC, extended thanks and a call to action saying, “We wouldn’t be able to bring this revolutionary program to South Carolina without the support and dedication of our Founding Partners at SEW Eurodrive, South Carolina Student Loan Corporation, and the Junior Achievement of Greater SC Board. To join them in contributing to this program’s success, please contact us via our website.” Find additional information and resources for prospective educators, volunteers, and donors at greatersc.ja.org/events/ja-finance-park-mobile.


About Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina 

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JAGSC reaches more than 38,000 students per year in 43 counties in South Carolina. For over the last 56 years JAGSC has impacted over 900,000 youth. JAGSC is a member of JAUSA.