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Programs - JA BizTown

Contact Information
Stephanie Karpowicz, Director
Angela Celeste, Manager
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Welcome to JA BizTown®


JA BizTown is a standards-based 21st Century experiential learning curriculum designed for fifth and sixth grade students to learn the importance of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

The program starts with 13 teacher-taught lessons and culminates with a day-long field trip to the volunteer-assisted simulated mini-city of JA BizTown. Here, students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to “real life” as they role play in 14 different store-fronts, including a bank, retail store, radio station, city hall, and more in jobs such as CEOs, CFOs, tellers, medical technologist, and town mayor. In managing their businesses and acting as responsible citizens and wise consumers, JA BizTown students strive to create a successful economy.

Interested in learning more, or signing up?
Contact Angela Celeste - Senior Manager, Capstone Education angela.celeste@ja.org


Information for Participating Schools

JA BizTown® Classroom Resources


Thank you for choosing to participate in JA BizTown! The standards-based lessons are designed to supplement and complement your existing classroom work across a variety of subject areas, including English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Mathematics.


As you continue moving forward in the classroom lessons, please print and insert the below JA BizTown Tabs into your Curriculum Guides to assist in the Work Readiness, Business Management, and Visit Units:

JA BizTown® Simulation Resources


The JA BizTown field trip is where students bring to life their work in the classroom and act as adults for a day while running businesses, earning paychecks, and striving to create a successful economy.


Preparing for your visit to JA BizTown? Check out our Top 13 Q&A.

As a reminder, the following items need to come with you on your field trip day:

Questions? Please contact Mia Moares - Capstone Program Manager


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