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Why Junior Achievement?
JA BizTown® is an experiential learning laboratory for elementary and middle school students that combines 9 hours of curriculum delivered in 12 lessons prior to a 4 and 1/2 hour visit to JA BizTown®, a fully interactive, mock town that simulates the day-to-day functions of thriving communities. The program helps students connect what they learned in school with the realities of the business world and everyday life.
How does it work? The journey to JA BizTown® begins in the classroom where students study the basic economic principles at play in every community.
Students learn to:
- Apply for a job
- How to write checks
- Maintain a check register
- Service an existing customer or recruit a new one
- Become a business owner who creates jobs