JA Biztown

Due to the generosity of our community, The Enrichment Foundation provides the opportunity for every fifth grader in Miami Public Schools to experience JA Biztown.

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

Following participation in the learning experience, students will be able to:

— Discuss the roles they play as citizens, workers, and consumers in their community and relate those roles to the free enterprise system.
— Discuss the importance of citizen rights and responsibilities in a community.
— Demonstrate a basic understanding of the free enterprise system.
— Build money management skills through a practical knowledge of economic concepts and banking practices.
— Develop an understanding of basic business practices and responsibilities.
— Display the soft skills necessary for successful participation in the world of work.