Nearly 2,000 Spokane-area students will learn about finances in real-world simulations this fall and next spring.
The nonprofit has been serving Oregon and Southwest Washington for 64 years, partnering with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth.
The credit union community will descend upon Spokane for Amplify Convention. Here are some things to see, do, eat, and drink in and around the city.
On the eve of National Credit Union Youth Week, Junior Achievement’s Amy Spencer takes a look at the current state of financial education and talks about some of the programs available now to help kids achieve a better financial future.
The value of a dollar — and the idea of living within your means — isn’t even on the radar for most middle- and high-school students. Junior Achievement of Oregon & Southwest Washington is working to change that, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is urging credit unions to join the effort by providing volunteers for JA Finance Park.
With Northwest Credit Union Foundation support, Junior Achievement will be able to bring its mobile “Finance Park” to communities of Southwest Washington and Oregon this coming school year. The realistic budgeting exercise is a great experience for students as well for credit union volunteers.
The new high-tech, hands-on JA Finance Park rolls into the Portland area June 3, with an opportunity for credit union volunteers to help students navigate personal finance. The facility includes a credit union, funded with a grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation.
A grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation has helped Junior Achievement create JA Finance Park, a mobile, hands-on venue that will bring lessons in financial responsibility to middle and high school students across Oregon and Southwest Washington.
For its role in bringing an entire community of credit unions together for a charitable cause, Mid Oregon Credit Union won a first-place Dora Maxwell Award in Oregon. According to one of the masterminds, thinking “big,” leaving egos at the door and finding common ground make up the formula for success.
Junior Achievement BizTown and Finance Park are living examples of the credit union commitment to financial literacy education. Credit union volunteers are invited to three rewarding April events to give students “real life” money lessons.