Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania
Citizens arrive by bus for an exciting day at JA BizTown®.
As the day begins, citizens sit in front of their shop getting instructions on how the day will run.
Adult Volunteers help start the day by going over each employees job and what their responsibilities will be for the day.
The Construction Company has a couple of major projects. Some focus on creating architectural plans and others on production.
Entering a purchase in your checkbook is a must!
CFO's in each business are required to handle payroll, expense payments, and all deposits for the business.
Each business CEO signs a Lease Agreement to rent their business space.
Each citizen must stop by the bank to set up a personal savings account.
At the end of a fun and busy day, the bus is ready for the return trip to school.
“I don't think people realize how much of an impact these several hours can have on kids! The volunteer's presence, the connection to the community and its businesses, and the knowledge gained are entwined in setting kids up for future community involvement themselves.”
— Patty Barbour, teacher, Sara Lindemuth Primary School
“Students returned to the classroom eager to discuss the event and had a new purpose for high classroom performance.”
— Beverly Whiteford Science Department Chair Kennard-Dale High School
“JA helps with the relevancy of a student's education.”
— PA's Former Secretary of Education, Carolyn Dumaresq
“I was overwhelmed with the amount of information they retained and truly understood. This is all thanks to Dave. He challenged my gifted students and helped the students that needed that extra support.”
— Teacher in Central School District, Gwen Hubbs