Friday, January 21, 2011

Junior Achievement

For the last several years, we have taken our 8th graders to Junior Achievement-Finance Park in Auburn, WA. It's a great hands-on day in which students make personal budgeting decisions, pay bills, and balance their checkbooks.

JA provides a workbook for doing preparatory lessons, extensive guidance in how to use the material, and plenty of follow-on curriculum.

If your school is thinking about this program, do it. If they're not thinking about it, it's worth considering.

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