"Just think about how amazing it will be to have a JA Biztown/JA Finance Park right here in Fayette County to enhance the work already happening in the classroom. The new facility will not replace JA's classroom components already in place; it will only add more opportunities for students to connect what they learn in school with what they need to succeed as adults."
— Superintendent Manny Caulk
OUR EARLY INVESTORS:
2420 Spurr Road • Lexington, KY 40511
In partnership with the Fayette County Public Schools, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass has transformed approximatly 13,000 square feet of Linlee Elementary School into an exciting, state of the art facility where students from throughout Central KY will come to experience a living lesson in economics, community and financial literacy.
Students from Veterans Park Elementary School participated in our pilot program that culminated in a trip to JA Biztown in Louisville on September 21, 2015. Learn more about their experience in the video below:
What the students are saying..
"My favorite part of JA Biztown was the fact that on breaks you could just relax at Papa Johns or you could go shopping and you didn't have to go where your parents want to shop. I hate it when I have to do that!!! I just loved Biztown. I loved writing checks, swiping cards, and being an adult! The only frustrating part of Biztown was my job. I worked as a Development Director at the Philanthropy Center! For my job I had to walk around and ask the C.E.O's of each business for donations. It was hard for me to understand how the businesses needed to print out checks to pay the Philanthropy Center. But after I figured it out, my job seemed pretty easy. I just plain loved Biztown and hope I can visit again!!!"
-5th grade student, Veterans Park Elementary School - Lexington, KY
DEMO DAY - June 15, 2016