As part of KPMG LLP's and the KPMG Foundation's ongoing commitment to workforce readiness, and through funding from the Foundation, the firm expanded its affiliation with Junior Achievement USA® (JA) to include the redevelopment of JA Finance Park®.
Established in 2004, JA Finance Park is one of Junior Achievement's most successful programs, impacting more than 156,000 students across the U.S. each year. The program provides middle school students with a four-week personal finance curriculum that's delivered by their teacher. Following the classroom work, the students travel to a JA Finance Park location — in some cases virtually — where their new money-management skills are put to the test with the assistance of their teachers and KPMG volunteers.
JA Finance Park is only one of the ways KPMG partners and employees are supporting Junior Achievement and the work it does to continue to build a strong pipeline of future talent. In addition to serving on local Junior Achievement boards across the U.S., in the past year alone, more than 1,700 employees and partners from 40 KPMG offices gave more than 8,200 volunteer hours and contributed more than $540,000 through corporate philanthropy and fundraising events, including bowl-a-thons, golf outings, local hall of fame events, and the KPMG Community Giving Campaign.