Elementary school students aren't old enough to drive, work, vote or be the boss. At JA BizTown® they are!
Students operate a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and 10 other businesses. JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully interactive, simulated town. Students leave understanding the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in a local economy.
Teens rarely think about buying health insurance, or evaluating investment choices. At JA Finance Park® they do!
JA Finance Park, combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully interactive, simulated town. Students in grades 8-12 are introduced to personal finance and career exploration. They receive family and income scenarios, then visit businesses to purchase things like insurance, clothing, food, transportation and real estate. They create a budget, allocate expenses and make personal investments. Students are the sole providers for a family and must accommodate the needs of the family without overspending. Educators assist student learning by preparing students before the day and summarizing the experience through post visit activities.
JA BizTown & JA Finance Park are correlated to Common Core Standards and Wisconsin Model Academic Standards.
JA BizTown& JA Finance Park are proven to advance students' knowledge, skill, attitude, and achievement.
Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center
11 Tri-Park Way Appleton, WI 54914
Coordinator - K-12 Partnerships
Interested in Volunteering?
Volunteers are needed to assist students with these programs. Please contact Junior Achievement for more information.