Junior Achievement of New Jersey’s (JANJ’s) revised financial literacy curriculum — Finance Park — will be the focus of a special event at the organization’s Education Center in Edison on Oct. 18.

Finance Park meets 100 percent of New Jersey Student Learning Standards for financial literacy.

The program combines classroom lessons with a volunteer-assisted simulation field trip to the JA Education Center, where middle- and high-school students role-play, and learn about personal finance, smart money management and career exploration.

Open to curriculum directors, principals, central office administrators and school board members, the October 18 event will feature a keynote address by Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington, an overview of the Finance Park curriculum, and a tour of the JANJ Education Center. NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod will provide opening remarks.

The event will be take place at the JA Education Center, 350 Campus Drive, Edison, NJ 08837, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with registration and light refreshments at 9:30. The session is free for attendees; but JANJ requests that anyone interested in attending RSVP by Monday, Oct. 16 via email to Angela Celeste, or by calling (609) 642-1773.

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that has been providing education programs to students for nearly 100 years. JANJ provides curriculum to teachers and connects students to the New Jersey business community through its volunteer program.