Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana has received a $100,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of the 2019 JA Elementary Programming and JA Finance Park®.
The JA Elementary Economics programs are foundational programs teaching students the basic concepts of business and economics: the roles of individuals and families in a successful working economy as they explore economic development, local businesses, and career opportunities.
The JA Finance Park program provides information and resources to engage middle and high school students in exploring and developing personal financial literacy and money management skills. Through hands-on experiences students learn about lifelong financial concepts such as incomes, budgets, personal and family expenses, savings, and retirement planning.
Through both JA Elementary Economics and JA Finance Park, young people in the community are exposed to financial concepts and decision-making skills that help them understand the economics of life. The result is youth who are better prepared to be financially confident adults.
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financials annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.