Opening Minds and Doors
- Students complete a four-week classroom curriculum on economics, in which they choose jobs, develop business plans, and discuss the importance of citizen rights and responsibilities.
- Students take on the roles of citizens, business owners, employees, and consumers during a day-long JA BizTown simulation.
- Students return to school and complete a follow-up classroom curriculum.
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2019 - 2020 JA BizTown Sponsors
"I can't think of a better gift for kids than to prepare them for success in the real world." - Aaron Bahe, Columbus City School Teacher
"I loved being the mayor of JA BizTown. I now have a good understanding of how busy business can be." - Gabbie Schneider, JA BizTown Student
"I loved my job as the CFO! It was so much fun. If I did this everyday it would be great!" - JA BizTown Student
"Kids are capable of more than we know. JA is a great way to demonstrate the real life skills they will all need." JA of Central Ohio Volunteer