CAPSTONE learning experiences
JA BizTown® AND JA FINANCE PARK®
NEW, Virtual JA BizTown Adventures & Virtual JA Finance Park
Innovative | Bold | Relevant
Elementary school students are not old enough to drive, work, or vote. But that doesn't stop them from operating banks, managing businesses, writing checks, investing in stocks, and earning a profit at JA BizTown!
JA BizTown Adventures: NEW Virtual Program (Pilot Release)
JA Finance Park
JA STEM 360° presented by Bayer is a new addition to Junior Achievement that was created and designed in St. Louis. The objective is for students to understand that STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, and math) are necessary for most jobs. Middle and high school students engage in an interactive simulation that shows how STEM careers play an important role in getting pizza from "Farm to Front Door." Students learn there are over 15,000 jobs involved and they get to explore parts of the supply chain which includes farming, logistics, marketing/sales, restaurant, kitchen, and delivery. Modern technology, friendly competition and education on STEM careers collide in this unique, high-tech experience.
Bringing Education to Life by way of in-classroom or remote learning, the experience begins with JA-provided curriculum that culminates with a day at JA Finance Park. The center is designed as an interactive marketplace representative of the local business community, including financial services,education, insurance, entertainment, communications, utilities, and more.
JA Finance Park Virtual
The JA Finance Park Virtual simulation has been fully redeveloped, with a brand-new experience that offers two implementation options: Entry Level (geared toward middle school) and Advanced Level (geared toward high school). This fully immersive experience is designed to engage students as they delve deeper into the financial consequences of life choices and decisions impacting their long-term goals.
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Junior Achievement's Summer Camp programs are a great way to continue JA participation after the school year. Campers visit our facility in Chesterfield for a week-long experience exploring ideas related to work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
Donald O. Schnuck JA BizTown Sponsors
Thanks to our sponsors in the Donald O. Schnuck JA BizTown who provide our youth with a real-world experience in economics, personal finance, and business management. Because of their generosity, Junior Achievement is able to provide this experiential education to schools at a reasonable price. Learn more about how you can Become a JA BizTown Sponsor
JA Finance Park Sponsors
Thanks to our sponsors in JA Finance Park who provide financial support to increase the personal financial literacy of our youth. Because of their generosity, Junior Achievement is able to provide this experiential education to schools at a reasonable price. Learn more about how you can Become a Sponsor of JA Finance Park
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
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"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."