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JA Community Day

Teach Your Teenagers Real-World Money Management Skills

Talking about money is hard. It’s even harder when it’s a dry conversation about the future with a teenager. Junior Achievement Community Day gets parents and teenagers moving, making real decisions while going through a budgeting simulation that looks a whole lot like life.

Budgeting and money management – arguably the most important and universal skills needed to navigate the world today – aren't always taught in schools. Instead of letting kids get a crash course as they leave the nest, prep them with a few basic skills at JA Community Day. No matter what, at the end of the day, you will have taken the most important step of all: you will have started thinking and talking about money.


At this fun, fast-paced, social and educational event, parents and teens (ages 13–18) confront different financial decisions, consider the options available, and construct a budget, all based on a specific life scenario. Students visit the 14 local businesses set up in the Junior Achievement Finance Park to make decisions about health care providers, real estate, car dealerships, home improvements, banks, supermarkets, restaurants, stock brokers, and utilities.

Date

April 22
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Lunch will be provided

Cost 

FREE - Must RSVP

Who Can Come

Parents and their teens (ages 13–18) only. A parent/guardian must remain in attendance. 

Where 

Junior Achievement World

1610 Perimeter Rd SW
Auburn, WA 98001
Located near the Super Mall right off Hwy 167 & Hwy 18

What to Expect 

  • Create a successful family budget using hypothetical life situations

  • Decide how to manage your money based on income

  • Learn helpful money management skills

Register by Friday, April 21.

Space is limited – please register for this event only if you can ensure attendance. Due to the collaborative nature of this event, a minimum of 15 families are needed to hold the event. There's also a maximum capacity of 50 families. A parent/guardian must remain in attendance.