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.
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
Thank you to our JA BizTown Storefront sponsors:
JA BizTown Highlight Video
2021 JA Bowl-a-Thon
Thurs, December 2nd 4-6 PM
Fri, December 3rd 3-5 PM
The Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon presents an opportunity for co-workers to build camaraderie and network with one another and other companies during a fun afternoon at the bowling lanes.
Your fun afternoon helps Junior Achievement STRIKE out financial illiteracy in our future leaders!
JA of Central Iowa Inspire Virtual Career Fair
The JA Inspire program is a coalition of educators and industry leaders, led by Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, working to provide 7th through 12th grade students throughout Central Iowa with meaningful experiences as they begin considering their careers.
2022 JA Stock Market Challenge
JA Stock Market Challenge
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.