JA BizTown™ encourages students to learn about the free enterprise system through active participation in a simulated town. Student experiences vary from working in a bank, a radio station, or a medical center, to managing personal finance such as writing checks and accounting. With a variety of hands-on activities, students realize the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a simulated economy.
JA Finance Park
JA Finance Park helps students navigate the world of personal finances as they assume the role of an "adult for the day." At JA Finance Park, students are given a unique life situation card which includes an income, marital status, even kids! Using this persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decisions regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more.
It is required for all potential Junior Achievement volunteers to go through a background check. For more information about obtaining your background check contact Alexa Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org. To pay for your background check, click below.
If you have not filled out a background check form, please contact Alexa Diaz at email@example.com or 954-979-7114 first before you pay your background check fee.
Volunteer for In-Class Programs
We have elementary, middle, and high school classroom curricula designed to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers and to prepare middle grade and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face. In addition to bringing the free enterprise system to life in the classroom, Junior Achievement programs teach young people the importance of staying in school. These programs are the backbone of all Junior Achievement programming around the world. We need volunteers to teach weekly, hour-long lessons in local classrooms. These programs last from 5 to 10, weeks, depending on the grade level. Necessary program materials and 2 hours of training are provided by the JA staff.
For the 4th year, American Express continues supporting Junior Achievement's efforts to recruit, train, and retain volunteers who provide students with an outstanding JA experience.
Please contact Sennetha Desroches for more information at Sennetha@jasouthflorida.org.