JA BizTown | Junior Achievement of Central Iowa



Innovative | Bold | Relevant

JA BizTown is all that, and more. This experiential learning center exists to inspire responsible business owners, consumer and citizens.

Students get to interact within a simulated economy and learn what it takes to run a successful business, manage a debit card and checking account, and work as a team.

Educator Resources
JA BizTown Self- Guided Curriculum

Traditional Teacher led Curriculum 

JA BizTown Educator Log-in 


How You Can Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to mentor small groups of students throughout their day at JA BizTown.  No special expertise or preparation is necessary and thorough training is provided for all volunteers! Parent volunteers should contact the classroom teacher to get involved. We have a few JA BizTown simulations that currently need more volunteers! If you are a community volunteer please sign up HERE.
If you would like more information about how you can become a JA BizTown volunteer please contact Shannon Gerard or call 515.279.9602 ext 218. 

JA BizTown Volunteer Training

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship and naming opportunities please contact Ryan Osborn or call 515.279.9602 ext. 220.


Thank you to our JA BizTown Storefront sponsors: 
Thank you to our other supporting JA BizTown sponsors: 
Bank of America
Central Bank
City of West Des Moines
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
State Farm
Variety The Children's Charity Iowa
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "One of the best field experiences in my 13 years of teaching!"

    -Junior Achievement Teacher
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

Get Involved!

Junior Achievement
of Central Iowa

Donate Now    Volunteer    Request a