Junior Achievement BizTown Overview
Elementary school students are not old enough to drive, work, vote, or be the boss, but, that doesn't stop them from working for Arby's, Bank of Oklahoma, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Cherokee Nation, Covanta Energy, Cox Communications, HollyFrontier, Linde, ONEOK, Reasor's, Ricoh, Schusterman Foundation, State Farm, TAPP Development, Timothy J. Pickens - Attorney, Trust Company of Oklahoma, and Tulsa Tech in JA BizTown.
The program combines classroom concepts and relevant application at Junior Achievement's interactive JA BizTown facility. JA BizTown helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the world outside of the classroom.
The JA BizTown program provides educators with lessons and resources to effectively integrate financial literacy and work and career readiness into the elementary school classroom. The program supports critical thinking skills and student engagement, and helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. JA BizTown consists of 12 in-class teacher-led sessions prior to the simulation and one in-class session following the simulation, with a culminating 4–5 hour visit to a hands-on simulated community.
For more information please contact Karen Warlick, JA BizTown Director, at Kwarlick@jaok.org.