JA BizTown Visit Day
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
16 people are interested
About JA BizTown:
Elementary school students are not old enough to drive, work, or vote. But that doesn't stop them from operating banks, managing businesses, writing checks, investing in stocks, and earning a profit at 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 fifth or sixth graders become JA BizTown "citizens" where they work in one of 17 businesses, make financial decisions, pay taxes, and donate to charity. After the completion of 12 classroom lessons, students come to JA BizTown for the learning experience of their lives! Each citizen has a job for the day, gets paid twice, manages a checking account, shops, receives child wellness check-ups, may be interviewed on TV and much more. The time spent at JA BizTown may be only one day, but the impact that this experiential learning provides will last a lifetime!
JA BizTown helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world. During the simulation, volunteers guide and assist students as they operate one of the businesses at JA BizTown. Before you begin the JA BizTown program, JA staff will provide online training so you are comfortable with the simulation experience. You will become familiar with the schedule for the day, the work expected of the students, and your roles and responsibilities.
The time commitment is minimal compared to the significant impact you make. JA BizTown is a 4.5 hour visit day. Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the students for training. This training time is included in your sign-up options.
You will be astonished by how much the students accomplish in such a short period of time! Volunteers are key to the success of this program and we guarantee your day will be rewarding and memorable!
We'll work with your schedule.
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis17339Chesterfield, MO 63005
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Reading Comprehension
- General Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 1/2 - 5 hours during a weekday
- 30 minute online training and registration