Is BizTown open to the public?

Is BizTown open to the public?

JA BizTown is an indoor center that contains a mini city with up to 23 public and private businesses. Before visiting JA BizTown, students complete a pre-visit curriculum program where they learn basic economic principles such as how to manage their personal bank account.

Can adults go to JA BizTown?

Volunteer Recruitment: JA BizTown requires a minimum of 22 adult volunteers to successfully run the Village on student visit days. Your school is responsible for securing a minimum of 1 adult volunteer for each business your school will be operating. A maximum of 28 parent volunteers is permitted.

What is Junior Achievement BizTown?

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

What is a JA student?

JA helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. Junior Achievement sparks students to develop competitive skills and confidence. Sign Up For A Class. Learn More.

How many Biztowns are there?

JA BizTown was first introduced to the Minneapolis/St. Paul market on October 16, 2001. Only 25 markets in the world provide this incredible opportunity for students to experience a real-world, hands-on application of their classroom learning.

When was JA BizTown made?

By 2000, Junior Achievement was implementing JA Finance Park, an experiential program that lets middle school students make adult financial decisions in life-like simulations. This was soon followed by the launch of JA BizTown, designed for elementary school-aged students to run a simulated town for a day.

How old do you have to be to go to BizTown?

Is there an age limit to the event? All volunteers must be 18 years or older. Can I bring my child with me? JA BizTown and JA Finance Park is only available to the schools attending that day.

What do you wear to JA BizTown?

Students should wear business casual clothes appropriate for their JA BizTown business position. Comfortable shoes are a must because students will be on their feet most of the day.

What is JA Company Program?

JA Company Program unlocks the innate ability in high school students (grades 9-12) to fill a need or solve a problem in their community by launching a business venture and unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.

Can anyone go to BizTown?

JA BizTown and JA Finance Park is only available to the schools attending that day. Outside students are not allowed to attend.

What is JA Finance Park?

JA Finance Park is Junior Achievement’s capstone curriculum for personal financial planning and career exploration. Students select their career and define their future lifestyle and financial goals. The advanced simulation allows students to see the long-term impact of their education, savings, and credit decisions.

What can you buy at JA BizTown?

There are T-shirts for $10.00, sling backpacks for $5.00, and pencils for 50¢. Can I buy lunch, snacks, or drinks at JA BizTown? You must bring a brown-bag lunch to JA BizTown. You may buy snacks (popcorn and freshly baked cookies) and soft drinks with JA BizTown cash.

What is JA BizTown?

The Donald O. Schnuck JA BizTown is a mini-city in which kids discover how the “real world” works. Each day, about 100 fourth – sixth graders become JA BizTown “citizens” where they work in one of 17 businesses, make financial decisions, pay taxes, and donate to charity.

What is Ja be entrepreneurial?

Junior Achievement’s high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and foster skills that will be highly useful in the business world. JA Be Entrepreneurial challenges students, through interactive classroom activities, to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

JA Finance Park helps students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings, and credit. The program comprises several teacher-led, in-class or virtual lessons and a variety of optional, extension activities.

What is Jaja exploring economics?

JA Exploring Economics uses hands-on activities to explain complex economic concepts such as supply and demand, inflation, and the production, distribution and consumption of goods. It gives insight into the effect governments and individuals have on the global economy— and on the price of a loaf of bread.