JA For Everyone

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JA for Everyone
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JA for Everyone prepares participants to consider income, savings, debt, investing, insurance, and budgeting to become #RealWorldReady. The JA for Everyone budgeting workshop is a 4 hour financial literacy and budgeting simulation that immerses participants in managing a 30 day budget in San Diego. Participants are given an adult profile complete with a San Diego job and salary, family, credit score, credit and education debt. During the simulation participants apply for a home loan, car loans, choose insurance for their family, pay for childcare, and manage bills and obligation.

Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:
Financial Literacy:
Work Readiness:
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
JA-AfterSchool Grades 6-12
Program Concepts Program Skills
Banking, Budgets, Buying, Careers, Choices, Consumers, Credit, Debit, Debt, Expenses, Income, Interest rates, Insurance, Investments, Government, Money, Needs, Opportunity costs, Risk, Salary, Saving, Savings, Scarcity, Social Security, Taxes, Wages, Wants. Active listening, Analysis, Applying information, Brainstorming, Budgeting, Cause and effect, Charting, Comparing, Computation, Critical thinking, Data collection, Decision making, Filling out forms, Following directions, Listening, Math computation, Negotiation, Observation, Planning, Problem solving, Reading, Research, Role-playing, Self-reflection, Spending, Taking responsibility.

Program Sessions

4 Hour Workshop and Budgeting Simulation


Job/Career Selection: Participants have a voice and choice in selecting their “dream job” from a list of 181 California career pathway friendly options.

Simulation instruction themes: Income, Taxes, Savings, Loan Application, Budgeting, Credit Card and Education Debt Management, Investing, Shopping Decisions

Participants will consider: Cost of Living, ROI of Education, Education and Credit Card Debt, Child Care, Health Home and Auto Insurance, Needs vs. Wants, and Career Options.

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