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JA Finance Park - A “Real World” Experience

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African American news - Junior Achievement reality-based learning eventJunior Achievement (JA) of Southern California set up an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.

The Mike Curb Learning Center, located on the JA of Southern California campus, allows students to see, touch and live the experience of personal finance in a real-life setting of stores, shops, and financial institutions. Forty-seven seniors from John Muir High School (JM) visited JA on May 13, 2010, and joined well over 12,000 students who have participated in the JA Finance Park during the past 18 months.

During their visit to the JA Finance Park, JM students applied learned financial-based concepts to real-world events with the help of their teachers, Ms. Wendelin Donahue, MBA and Mr. Lonzie Johnson, MBA. Additionally, real-life members of the community, including business people and volunteers such as Elise Mallory and Dr. Allie L. Almore-Randle, mentored students while they actively participated in unique experiences in a life-like community by assuming various family and income scenarios and visiting businesses to gather information for their personal financial decision-making.

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African American news -  Junior Achievement reality-based learning event

Black news - Junior Achievement reality-based learning event

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