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The Scouts Personal Management Badge

In cooperation with The Scouts San Diego and Imperial Counties Council Junior Achievement of San Diego offers the Personal Management Merit Badge via the JA for Everyone program.

JA for Everyone is a personal budgeting simulation designed to help participants understand the link between lifestyle, education, career, and the management of personal finances in an interactive environment. JA for Everyone at JA Finance Park encourages participants to explore what it takes to balance a budget and manage a life in sunny San Diego and beyond.

The program includes three mandatory visits to the Junior Achievement facility.

  • Session 1: Classroom Instruction & Workbook Orientation
  • Session 2: JA for Everyone JA Finance Park Budgeting Simulation & Advising
  • Session 3: Counselor Approval & Advising

The Personal Management Merit Badge workshop series prepares participants to consider income, savings, debt, investing, insurance, and budgeting to become #RealWorldReady.

Series Details

Ages: 6th grade and older

Cost: $65/participant

Location: Mission Fed JA Finance Park - 4756 Mission Gorge Place San Diego, CA 92120

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm (sessions 1 & 3) , 9:00am-1:00pm (session 2)

*Mandatory parent meeting at 9:00am (session 1 ONLY)

Register below for one of our 2020-2021 series!

Spring 2020 Series:

  • Session 1: February 1st
  • Session 2: May 2nd 
  • Session 3: May 9th 

*Due to the spread of COVID-19, JA of San Diego is ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers, students, and staff while working to carry out our mission. The dates above reflect the new new session dates after the original dates were postponed. You will be contacted if any additional changes occur. If you have any questions, please reach out to Deanne Markle at or 619-906-4905.

Summer 2020 Series:

  • Session 1: June 13th 
  • Session 2: August 1st
  • Session 3: September 19th

Fall 2020 Series:

  • Session 1: September 5th 
  • Session 2: November 7th 
  • Session 3: December 5th 

Spring 2021 Series:

  • Session 1: January 16th 
  • Session 2: February 27th 
  • Session 3: April 10th 

*Due to high demands and volumes, no refunds or rescheduling permitted.

For more information, please contact Capstone Operations Manager Valerie Hash at or 619-906-4905.

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JA For Everyone - The Scouts Personal Management Badge

For for information about the JA For Everyone - The Scouts Personal Management Badge program, visit the JA For Everyone - The Scouts Personal Management Badge program page.

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