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.
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.
Skills Students Learn
- Active listening
- Applying information
- Cause and effect
- Critical thinking
- Data collection
- Decision making
- Filling out forms
- Following directions
- Math computation
- Problem solving
- Taking responsibility.