JA BizTown is a standards-based 21st Century experiential learning curriculum designed for fifth and sixth grade students to learn the importance of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
The program starts with 13 teacher-taught lessons and culminates with a day-long field trip to the volunteer-assisted simulated mini-city of JA BizTown. Here, students apply what they've learned in the classroom to "real life" as they role play in 14 different store-fronts, including a bank, retail store, radio station, city hall, and more in jobs such as CEOs, CFOs, tellers, medical technologist, and town mayor. In managing their businesses and acting as responsible citizens and wise consumers, JA BizTown students strive to create a successful economy.
At the JA BizTown Simulation, groups of students are paired with volunteer mentors, business professionals, community role models and/or parents from the school to guide students through the simulation activity and share their education, career, and life experience with the students throughout the day. Students must bring their own lunch. Only cost to schools is transportation
For more information about the JA BizTown program, visit the JA BizTown program page.