If You Are...

  • Challenged finding resources or time to fill the gaps in your child’s real world skills education...

  • Seeking high-quality, relevant and engaging curriculum that your kids will love...

  • Wanting to give your child the hope and inspiration they need now...

JA’s Real World Ready economic empowerment programs are for you!

And What Else?

Your child will obtain the knowledge and skills needed to be ready for the real world. With fun, engaging and age-appropriate curriculum, our online sessions teach both the ‘nuts and bolts’ of financial and digital literacy and the critical thinking and other soft skills needed for future success.


The Real World Ready programs make it easy for kids to learn personal finance and work readiness concepts by guiding students through an experiential and self-paced curriculum. Lessons are supplemented by industry experts who answer questions and bring the materials to life. The programs culminate in an immersive simulation that puts students' new skills to the test.

Your Child can Earn a Digital Badge!

When you verify that your child has completed one of the three programs, they will receive a digital badge, endorsed by the Treasurer of California herself – Fiona Ma! The badge can be displayed on their social media, LinkedIn profile and also be listed on college applications and job resumes. The badges are great talking points in interviews when pursuing their career. They also benefit them personally by developing your skills, and professionally as they promote their commitment to their future.

More Benefits

  • Flexible and self-paced

  • Easy to access and use

  • Robust content developed by educators


Curriculum Overview

Students engage and practice scenarios in:

  • Education

  • Careers and income

  • Decision making and investing

  • Money management

  • Risk management and insurance

Specific Program Details

JA BizTown Adventures

Grades 4th - 6th

Dates TBA

This popular program includes lessons and resources to effectively integrate work and career readiness and financial literacy. Students learn critical thinking and problem solving, while connecting the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

Students will learn:

  • Banking basics

  • The role of money in society

  • Work Readiness Skills

  • Job roles in Various Businesses

JA Finance Park (Entry Level)

Grades 6th - 8th

Dates TBA

JA Finance Park Entry Level helps students build a foundation upon which they can they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime , including those related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.

Students will learn:

  • Things to consider when choosing a career

  • The difference between gross and net pay

  • How debit and credit cards work

  • How to make a budget

JA Finance Park (Advanced)

Grades 9th - 12th

Dates TBA

JA Finance Park Advanced helps students build a foundation upon which they can they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime , including those related to income, expenses, savings, and credit.

Students will learn:

  • Things to consider when choosing a career

  • The difference between gross and net pay

  • How debit and credit cards work

  • How to make a budget

When you choose JA's Real World Ready programs, you can feel confident you are making an informed choice backed by educators and experts in financial literacy and career readiness.