Banking, business, business decisions, circular flow of money, city, city planner, consumer, currency, deposit, economic development, entrepreneur, goods, government, income, interdependence, jobs, making payments, money choices, producer, save, savings, savings account, services, spend, taxes, transaction, withdrawal


Financial Literacy 

Work Readiness 

JA Our City introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for elementary grades social studies, including the characteristics of cities, the importance of economic exchange, and how people and businesses in cities manage their money. Students will apply money-management strategies to personal and business accounts.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to provide practical information about the zones found within a city, examine the importance of money to a city, why people pay taxes and how people use different methods to pay for goods and services, describe the contributions of financial institutions to a city and how they help businesses and people achieve their economic goals, and develop an understanding that entrepreneurs promote a healthy economy within a city.