Julie Regazzi 
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana 
(260) 484-2543 


Wednesday, March 3, 2021; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. JA Finance Park student experience. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early, 9:00 am, for a brief adult volunteer training session.  Lunch (Pizza Hut) and drinks included.


Lincoln Finance Park
550 E Wallen Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825-2737

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Homeschool Edition on March 3, 2021

Important COVID-related Statement

We are accepting registrations now for the 2021 JA Finance Park Homeschool Day. Since the COVID situation changes frequently and often without much warning, we will reassess our ability to safely offer the experience in-person closer to the scheduled date. If we must cancel the event, there is a digital alternative that will be provided and your registration will be transfered to the following year. 

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and to help prevent the spread of the disease, the following protocols will be enforced:

  • Any visitors to the JA building are required to wear a mask. If your student forgets, loses, or damages their mask, one will be provided for them.
  • Visitors must sanitize their hands upon entry to the building.
  • Students will be seated six feet from one another. 
  • Activities that traditionally require students to be within six feet of one another will be modified.
  • Lunch will be eaten in the same storefront the students are assigned to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Student/volunteer COVID-19 waivers will need to be signed prior to the event.

 If any of the following apply to your student, they may not enter the building:

  • Students have had close contact with an individual infected with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Students are currently experiencing or have experienced in the past 14 days: fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Students have had close contact within the last 14 days with an individual suspected of being infected with COVID-19, including individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Students have received a positive COVID-19 test within the last 10 days.

If you have questions or concerns about any of this, please reach out to discuss it with us.
Safety is our #1 goal and we appreciate your help with that.

What is JA Finance Park?

JA Finance Park helps area middle and high school students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to careers, income, expenses, savings, and credit.  The JA Finance Park program begins with a three-to-six-week classroom curriculum, which provides personal finance lessons and learning activities that align with state learning standards. Through these lessons, students learn about financial institutions, taxes and salaries, and budgeting. A supplemental JA Career Exploration Guide offers enhanced exploration of local educational and career opportunities. 

The classroom curriculum culminates with a visit to the state-of-the-art Lincoln Finance Park facility, where students put their learning into practice. During this one-day experience, students “become” adults faced with real-life financial situations and choices. Each student is given a personal profile that includes details relating to his or her simulated family, educational background, career, and income-level. Then, the students are immersed in a reality-based experience that involves individual and family budgeting and decisions relating to housing, transportation, food, utilities, health care, investments, philanthropy, and banking.  At all times, adult volunteers (homeschool teachers/parents) guide students toward sound financial and lifestyle choices.

Students participating in JA Finance Park receive their profiles, work through their budgets, and make purchases entirely on iPads.  

Click on the link below to see a video about JA Finance Park.

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Program Requirements

Each student will need to be taught a series of required lessons to prepare them for their experience.  Lessons can be taught at the students's pace, but must be completed prior to the March 3rd visit experience. Educator Materials for this specific program experience will be provided digitally for FREE (no shipping fee) or you may purchase a printed Teacher Guide for $25 plus $5 for shipping. Teacher Guides may be shared within homeschools/groups/organizations. 

Register Now!You may register up to 4 students through this form. If you have additional students, please send additional student name(s), age, grade level by email to (additional student fees will apply).

Other Programs

 Check out these other great programs! 

Please click on the appropriate hyperlink for more information about each of these opportunities:

JA BizTown Homeschool Day--Wednesday March 3, 2021, meant for students in grade levels 4th-6th

JA In A Day “Homeschool Edition”--Monday, March 29, 2021 at Junior Achievement. Meant for students in grade levels Pre-K (ages 4 & 5) through 12th

2021 JA Remote Learning Programs: Home-Based Edition- This option is an alternative to the 2021 JA In A Day "Homeschool Edition" event. The remote learning programs will be led by a parent at their own pace with the support of volunteer video recordings.

Lemonade Day--Saturday, May 15, 2021. This program is FREE and meant for students of all ages. Registration opens in January 2021. 

JA Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp--Week of June 21-25, 2021. Open to students that will have finished grades 5 - 7. Registration opening soon! 

JA Young Entrepreneur Marketplace--Date to be announced soon! Open to young entrepreneurs up to age 21 that would like a venue to sell their products or services to the public. For more information, contact Karen Cooper at the JA Office at (260) 484-2543