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.

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


To secure your scheduled date and time please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit our sign-up page!
  2. Enter the access code: JAfinancepark
  3. Review the available dates and sign up.
    • Note: If your preferred date has already been selected, you may request to partner with that school if space is available. Contact Valerie Hash for details. Once you complete the enrollment process, you will receive confirmation and next steps from our team.


Program FAQs:

Location:  Mission Valley- 4756 Mission Gorge Pl, San Diego, CA 92120

Simulation:  4.5 hours from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Accommodations granted upon request.

Minimum and Maximum Capacity: 50 to 125 students (If you are unable to meet this minimum, we will partner you with another school)

Scholarships: May be available upon request. Determined by available funding, your school’s FRL percentage, 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