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Financial Expertise Through a Virtual Money Experience


Money makes the world go ‘round! You want to live the good life – fine car, comfortable house, good schools, the latest in medical care, fabulous vacations, and a promising future. To reach those dreams, you will need money and lots of it. Otherwise, your future is not promising. Since most people don’t win the lottery, you must learn to plan, make money, and manage it. Virtual Finance Park (JA Junior Achievement) will prepare you to apply sensible money management strategies to the twists and turns of fortune. This interesting experience leads you to understand money through real world virtual activities. JA Finance Park will introduce you to personal finance and career explorations complemented by a day-long, hands-on experience where you apply your knowledge in a life-like community. You will be randomly assigned family and income scenarios and given the opportunity to visit virtual businesses, use bank services, contribute to charities, purchase housing, transportation, furnishings, food and health care, make investment decisions and work on personal budgets. You will even go to a real bank to learn more. You will not be a millionaire when you finish this class, but you will have the tools to begin your life-experience with money. Take the opportunity now to get started with personal finances.

Age Group

8th Grade to 11th Grade (Ages 14 to 17)

Who will like this Course?

Curiosity to learn all about Finances.

Recommended Prerequisites

June 3 to 7 - Monday to Friday

Faith West School (Full Day Session - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 10 to 14 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 17 to 21 - Monday to Friday

Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 24 to 28 - Monday to Friday

UH-Clear Lake (Full Day - 8:30 am to 3 pm)

July 8 to 12 - Monday to Friday

Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

Full Day (ONE Week)

Tuition: $ 269

On or Before March 31, 2019
$ 249
April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019
$ 259
On or After May 21, 2019
$ 269

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 221-8032

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