JA Finance Park

For more sponsorship information, please contact Richard George at richard.george@ja.org or call (727) 608-1710 or (727) 430-0965.

JA Finance Park

Imagine a generation where young people, no matter their background, know how to budget, save, and invest. A generation that is armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their financial futures, their careers and the tools to achieve their dreams.

Complementing the existing 5th grade experience gained through the Muma JA BizTown at the Bill Poe Family JA Center, Hillsborough County has joined the movement to incorporate financial literacy education as components of its core curriculum.

The Vision

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay will launch a 9 million dollar, JA Finance Park capital and operating campaign. The goal is to build a 16,000 square feet, state-ofthe-art facility expanding from the existing Junior Achievement Center located in the University Community Development Area. The location, a Florida Enterprise Zone on Hillsborough County Public School property, includes Florida tax credits for qualified investors.

With the support of our driving force partner, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay is taking this initiative one step further. JA will provide 8th grade students the opportunity to learn about finances, careers, and the experience of being an adult and a leader in his or her household and town.

... of teachers strongly agree that the JA Finance Park Curriculum is applicable to the "real world".
... of volunteers found their participation with the JA Finance Park to be personally rewarding and would recommend it to a friend or colleague.
... of students strongly agree that after participating in JA Finance Park they expect to graduate high school and continue their education.

Bringing Education to Life

The experience begins in the classroom with four weeks of JA-provided curriculum that culminates with a day at JA Finance Park. This center will be designed as an interactive marketplace representative of the local business community, including financial services, health care, media, telecommunications, utilities, manufacturing and more.

Like JA BizTown, JA Finance Park is authentic and interactive to create a transformational experience for all 15,000 students that participate annually.

JA Finance Park gives 8th grade students the rare opportunity to experience their personal financial futures first-hand. Upon entering the center, students receive a ‘life situation’ with job, income, education, and family scenarios.

Based on their adult persona, students visit businesses in the simulation to gather information to make financial decisions, such as managing a household budget, using banking services, and making purchasing and investment decisions. At the end of the day students have gained an understanding of the educational and financial decisions that help shape their future; all of which would not be possible without the generous support of our investors.

Capital Investment - Signature Sponsorships: $100,000 - $1,000,000

Junior Achievement Finance Park will be the most innovative and far-reaching program for youth financial education in Tampa Bay. JA Finance Park will open to students in 2017-2018 school year, and businesses and family/corporate foundations have an exceptional opportunity to support this program. Many leading companies and individuals will be actively engaged in this project and will make JA Finance Park the centerpiece of their regional educational initiatives. We encourage you to be a part of this effort by considering a level of support that will allow you to have a vested stake in the outcome of the next generation of young adults.

Naming Opportunities include but are not limited to:

Training Center; Board Room; Student Entrepreneurial Lab; Hall of Fame Laureates Hall

Storefront Sponsorship Levels: $25,000 - $40,000 per year

All storefront sponsorships come with the following opportunities (sponsor provided) :

  • A minimum 250 sq. ft. of space – to be built-out with the appropriate specifications and interactive technologies to create an authentic and immersive brand experience.
  • Logo signage on the exterior façade of the storefront. In addition, specific design elements and product demonstrations within the space – covering the products and services provided by the company which includes:
    • - Inclusion of the company/brand within the actual simulation of JA Finance Park
    • - Inclusion of materials within the in-school curriculum taught before the JA Finance Park experience
    • - Take-home materials/products for students and parents following the JA Finance Park visit

Diamond Level: $40,000/year

Gold Level: $30,000/year

Silver Level: $25,000/year

(Minimum term of 3 years to maximum of 10 years)

The difference in level is based on the actual selection of the store space within the "park" as it pertains to size, location, and brand visibility.

There are 4 Diamond Level, 7 Gold Level, and 7 Silver Level spaces within each simulation.

JA Finance Park Hall of Honor

Recognizing individual, foundation and corporate investments (thirty year recognition span)

Trustee Level:

$50,000 and above

President Level:

$10,000 - $24,999

Chairman Level:

$25,000 - $49,999