Things to Note Segment 2
Additional notes about our local JA BizTown:
The Restaurant accepts cash only. The Memorial Foundation Philanthropy Center will take cash or check. All other businesses will have signs to designate if they accept checks or debit cards - each will only accept one payment type.
You will give students a button based on their job title, which shows the color of the break they are assigned to. If your school is here for two days, there will be different colors on the button for each day.
Volunteers are assigned specific break colors depending on the business you are assigned to. Your break assignment can be found on the schedule posted in your business. Please ask JA staff if you have trouble locating it when you are onsite.
The first part of our local schedule is as follows:
- Student Arrival
- Opening Orientation (15 mins): Citizens will be seated outside their business listening to a JA staff member for morning announcements
- Business Start Up (55 mins): This time begins with the 1st Staff Meeting led by the Volunteer. Citizens will then read their yellow job instructions and begin their tasks. A JA Staff Member will check in to train some of the students and to answer any questions.
- Opening Town Meeting (20 mins): The Mayor will be inducted, and each CEO will give a speech informing all citizens of the products/services they provide.
- First Employee Work/Break Rotation (90 mins): Each break, red, yellow & green, will be about 30 minutes long. Citizens will make their deposit at the Bank and eat lunch in the Restaurant.
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