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JA BizTown - Central Iowa


 

 

 

Innovative | Bold | Relevant

JA BizTown is all that, and more. This experiential learning center exists to inspire responsible business owners, consumer and citizens.

Students get to interact within a simulated economy and learn what it takes to run a successful business, manage a debit card and checking account, and work as a team.

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WHY JA BIZTOWN?

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

 

 

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Thank you to our JA BizTown Storefront sponsors: 

 
                         
 
 
 
Thank you to our other supporting JA BizTown sponsors: 
Bank of America
Central Bank
City of West Des Moines
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
State Farm
Variety The Children's Charity Iowa

JA BizTown Highlight Video

For more information about this opportunity, please contact  Shannon Gerard  

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Thurs, February 24, 2022

High School Challenge | 9 AM - 1 PM
Corporate Challenge | 5:15-8:00 PM

The JA Stock Market Challenge is an exciting, fast-paced competition that provides high school students during the day, and corporate sponsors during the evening, the opportunity to participate in a day of simulated stock trading. Students participate in 60, one minute trading days where they learn to buy and sell stocks with analysis and risk.

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