By Jen Whiteaker
Most of us know the real world isn’t all fun and games. But the other day, some of us on the Quicken Loans Marketing Team were able to help show a group of students from Pontiac Northern High School how true that statement really is.
Four of us decided to give back to the community and volunteer at the Rock Financial Junior Achievement Finance Park in Detroit. Honestly, we went down not knowing what we would be doing or what the day would be like and were pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a lesson for us, too.
The Junior Achievement (JA) Finance Park is set up to give students a "real life" simulation about personal finance. This isn’t your ordinary field trip. The teachers are given a curriculum to incorporate into their classrooms weeks before they arrive at the park and the simulation is the capstone of that curriculum.