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Junior Achievement – National Capital Area

Posted by on January 30, 2012

Field Trip: Junior Achievement of the
National Capital Area
Location: 4099 Pickett Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
Contact: 703-426-1562
Grades: 5th – High School

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About the Museum:

Junior Achievement is a non-profit group whose goal is to build young people’s capacity to spur economic development and contribute to America’s global competiveness. Junior Achievement helps prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate and effectively manage wealth, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area offers one day programs at their Fairfax VA facility for students.

JA Finance Park: 5th – 8th graders:
The Junior Achievement Finance Park experience begins in the classroom. The four-week classroom curriculum culminates with a day at Junior Achievement Finance Park, where students immerse themselves in a reality-based decision-making process addressing aspects of individual and family budgeting, including housing, transportation, food, utilities, health care, investments, philanthropy, and banking.

The on-site activities are designed to allow students the opportunity to “put into action” what they have learned in the classroom and to understand the basic steps of maintaining a realistic personal budget. Two weeks of classroom follow-up allows students to use their new financial knowledge to explore career options and to set future goals.

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