JA BizTown engages students in the role of workers and consumers in a series of classroom lessons that culminates in a day-long visit to JA BizTown, a fully-interactive simulated town.
Through daily lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in the simulated community, students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy.
Students learn about communities, the economy, free enterprise, taxes, and philanthropy. They delve into personal finances: how to write a check, make a deposit, and open a savings account. They explore work skills, teamwork, and job applications. Finally, in preparation for their visit to JA BizTown, students explore business management, including costs, pricing, advertising, and ethics.
JA programs correlate to state standards in social studies, English, and mathematics, and to Common Core State Standards.
JA BizTown is a Junior Achievement Elementary School Program.
ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA Worldwide provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, 138 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States and more than 15,000 students in our local 17 counties.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT serves 17 East Tennessee counties, teaching K-12 youth the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship. JA needs funding, volunteers, and community support to continue these vital programs. "LIKE" us !!
Junior Achievement enables young people to understand business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, character, financial literacy and work readiness. Junior Achievement programs encourage confidence and motivate young people to achieve their