20 Apr Eighth Grade Junior Achievement Finance Park Trip
Eighth-grade students participated in an exciting Junior Achievement program called JA Finance Park. It encompassed important educational lessons about financial literacy and career awareness. As a culminating part of the program, students spent the day at a hands-on, experiential JA Finance Park site located at Broward College in Coconut Creek. This visit provided students with an opportunity to apply, in a realistic setting, what they have learned in the classroom. Students were responsible for planning a budget for themselves and their fictional family.
The goal was to help students see how classroom learning connects to real-world actions and events. Students acquired knowledge through hands-on classroom activities and discussions and then sought relevance between their new learning and their future lives.