On Thursday, February 26, 2015, approximately 80 County Prep students participated in a financial literacy program entitled “Finance Park” sponsored by Junior Achievement. The students engaged in an intensive, high-energy immersion learning experience in which they received a fictional life situation and created a balanced monthly budget. The activities reinforced NJ’s Core Curriculum Content Standards while focusing on important elements of money management and career exploration. The event boosted the students’ confidence in making smart academic and economic decisions. A special thank-you is extended to UBS employees for volunteering for this event at a location in Newark, NJ. Our students were empowered to own their economic success.