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SFA fifth-graders experience the business world at JA Biztown

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LEFT: Carson Kavin and Kate Schaffler act as politicians in Biztown. | RIGHT: Jacob Ortiz and Trinton Nering run a fast-food counter.

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LEFT: Carson Kavin and Kate Schaffler act as politicians in Biztown. | RIGHT: Jacob Ortiz and Trinton Nering run a fast-food counter.

In March 2018, fifth-graders at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School operated banks, prepared business plans, managed restaurants, wrote checks and voted for mayor at JA Biztown. This is the second year that fifth-graders from SFA have participated in JA Biztown’s unique educational experience. Sponsored by Junior Achievement, JA Biztown is a hands-on program that combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a fully-interactive simulated town facility. In the classroom, students learn what it means to “be a good citizen” by obeying laws, paying taxes and voting. They also learn about the economy and how it works.

St. Francis of Assisi students participated in JA Biztown activities in March 2018

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St. Francis of Assisi students participated in JA Biztown activities in March 2018

JA Biztown connects the dots between what they learn in school and the world of business. Through the experimental learning process, students are actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, expressing curiosity, solving problems and assuming responsibility.

Dec 14, 2018

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