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What is Junior Achievement BizTown?

What is Junior Achievement BizTown?

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

Does Junior Achievement still exist?

Nationally, Junior Achievement reaches over 3 million students per year in 127,817 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by 105 Area Offices in all 50 states.

What is the Junior Achievement system?

Programs. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

How much is Junior Achievement?

An approximate range from $500 – $1,000 helps Junior Achievement provide 1 classroom of approximately 23 students K-12 of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship training.

What is Junior Achievement volunteer?

JA gives you an opportunity through your employer’s volunteer program (or on your own) to impact young people in your community in a positive way with simple to implement programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.

Is BizTown open to the public?

Both the Dave and Lorraine Thomas JA BizTown and the Falcone Family JA BizTown have 18 public and private storefronts, all sponsored by real local businesses, that help brings the town to life for the students. The virtual JA BizTown Program is accessible online and flexible for in-class or remote learning.

Who does Junior Achievement serve?

JA works with local businesses, schools, and organizations to deliver experiential learning programs in the areas of work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship to students from ages 5 to 25.

How is Junior Achievement funded?

Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization funded by local community members and businesses. JA brings volunteers form the community face to face with students for the simplest of human interaction-sharing.

Why is Junior Achievement important?

Junior Achievement helps students understand the importance of entrepreneurship, managing money, and preparing for college or a career. JA gives students an advantage by providing real world opportunities and skills not taught in schools. JA helps you answer important life questions.

Where is Ja Financepark?

The program has been recognized by Harvard University’s Global Education Innovation Initiative as a program with innovative curriculum and best practices related to 21st century skills in financial literacy education. During their visit to JA Finance Park, located inside American Furniture Warehouse at 8501 Grant St.

How does JA BizTown work for Junior Achievement?

Remote live, virtual simulation, and self guided implementation options are available for JA BizTown. Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship.

What is JA Finance Park and JA BizTown?

JA Finance Park and JA BizTown is all that, and more. It’s a financial literacy laboratory that inspires and prepares youth to succeed. This campus is an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.

Are there any volunteer opportunities at JA BizTown?

JA BizTown is that opportunity and we are looking for volunteers just like you. Calling all JA Alumni! Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career?

What do students learn in JA BizTown lab?

Several weeks of classroom learning culminates in a day-long visit to this experiential learning lab where students become adults for a day. By working in one of 18 JA BizTown shops, students learn what it takes to run a successful business, manage a debit card and checking account, and work as a team.