Junior Achievement $ave, USA
Junior Achievement is dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success. These new, interactive money-management modules will help students learn age-appropriate concepts around spending, sharing and saving money.
Welcome to campus!
You’re about to enter the world of college decision-making at $ave University, where every decision you make affects your time and money. Get ready to shop, spend, study, and do laundry. Watch out for the campus distractions. Keep your eyes open and make smart choices. There are opportunity costs around every corner!
Note to parents, educators, and volunteers: This Junior Achievement $ave, USA module is designed using 8 bit graphics, reminiscent of old video games. It is designed to be fun and full of distractions. This experience, designed for high school students, allows students to practice weighing opportunity costs, the economic term referring to the next best alternative given up when a choice is made. It is designed to work best on computers and tablets.
Elementary - "Planet Yenom"
Welcome to the world of smart money management! Upper elementary-grades students will learn financial responsibility and decision-making as they develop a plan to spend and save their money.
Also available - Printable Glossary Terms and Off-line Activities
Upper Elementary/Lower Middle Grades - "Risk and Insurance "Why do you need insurance? What kinds should you have? Risk is a part of life, but you can protect yourself from financial loss when an accident occurs to you or something you own. This activity will help you understand risk, insurance terms, and what kinds of insurance might be most beneficial to you.
Middle School - "JA Middle School"In this real-world scenario, students will learn how to identify sources of personal income, how to use different payment methods and will better understand the costs and benefits of using credit.
High School - "JA High School"This module allows students to test-drive making many of the key financial decisions they will make as adults--such as buying or renting a house, buying a car, and more. Teens will practice creating a financial plan to help them achieve their dreams!
Also available - Printable High School Financial Plan