Mcgrath Family JA Biztown

The McGrath Family JA BizTown

The McGrath Family JA BizTown

Grades 4-6

Grades 4-6

The McGrath Family JA BizTown is Junior Achievement’s experiential-based elementary school Capstone Program. Through daily lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in a simulated community, students are encouraged to use critical thinking skills as they build the foundation in business, economics, and free enterprise. Students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a local economy.

The McGrath Family JA BizTown program details:

  • 12 in-class teacher-led sessions to prepare for the simulation
  • 4 ½ hour visit to the McGrath Family JA BizTown at The Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement Campus
  • 1 in-class session after the simulation for students to reflect on their experience

JA biztown program photo

The McGrath Family JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot mini city comprised of 21 life-sized San Diego businesses where students use the lessons learned in the classroom to run a business, earn paychecks, open bank accounts, pay taxes, vote, and are challenged to earn a profit in their business. Their experience is monumental and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and academic achievement.

To register your class or for more information on The McGrath Family JA BizTown, please contact Deanne Markle at dmarkle@jasandiego.org or 619-906-4905.

The McGrath Family JA BizTown

Grades 4-6

The McGrath Family JA BizTown is Junior Achievement’s experiential-based elementary school Capstone Program. Through daily lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in a simulated community, students are encouraged to use critical thinking skills as they build the foundation in business, economics, and free enterprise. Students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a local economy.

The McGrath Family JA BizTown program details:

  • 12 in-class teacher-led sessions to prepare for the simulation
  • 4 ½ hour visit to the McGrath Family JA BizTown at The Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement Campus
  • 1 in-class session after the simulation for students to reflect on their experience

The McGrath Family JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot mini city comprised of 21 life-sized San Diego businesses where students use the lessons learned in the classroom to run a business, earn paychecks, open bank accounts, pay taxes, vote, and are challenged to earn a profit in their business. Their experience is monumental and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and academic achievement.

To register your class or for more information on The McGrath Family JA BizTown, please contact Deanne Markle at dmarkle@jasandiego.org or 619-906-4905.

JA biztown program photo

Virtual McGrath Family JA Biztown

Virtual McGrath Family JA Biztown

Grades 4-6

Grades 4-6

While nothing can replace the in-person McGrath Family JA BizTown program, our JA team has created a one-of-a-kind virtual BizTown simulation that models our very own McGrath Family JA BizTown in video game format. Our virtual program provides the opportunity to take part in our popular JA BizTown program when in-person is not available or accessible.

There are 9 required lessons that need to be taught prior to accessing the virtual program that focus on financial literacy, community and economy, and work and career readiness. In virtual JA BizTown, there are 5 different jobs to choose from and the ability to take part in all 5 jobs — an option that is not available with the in-person program.

To register your class or for more information on Virtual McGrath Family JA BizTown, please contact Deanne Markle at dmarkle@jasandiego.org or 619-906-4905.

GET IN TOUCH!

Virtual McGrath Family JA Biztown

Grades 4-6

While nothing can replace the in-person McGrath Family JA BizTown program, our JA team has created a one-of-a-kind virtual BizTown simulation that models our very own McGrath Family JA BizTown in video game format. Our virtual program provides the opportunity to take part in our popular JA BizTown program when in-person is not available or accessible.

There are 9 required lessons that need to be taught prior to accessing the virtual program that focus on financial literacy, community and economy, and work and career readiness. In virtual JA BizTown, there are 5 different jobs to choose from and the ability to take part in all 5 jobs — an option that is not available with the in-person program.

To register your class or for more information on Virtual McGrath Family JA BizTown, please contact Deanne Markle at dmarkle@jasandiego.org or 619-906-4905.

GET IN TOUCH!

Freelance Day in The McGrath Family JA BizTown

Freelance Day in The McGrath Family JA BizTown

Grades 4-6

Grades 4-6

Did you miss out on attending The McGrath Family JA BizTown due to COVID? Does your school not participate in the BizTown program? Do you just want to come to BizTown again?

This is your opportunity to join our program and be part of the BizTown community. “Freelance Day” in BizTown is for individuals to take part in our program.

The JA BizTown curriculum will be taught via Zoom by JA staff the month prior to the event, attendance is mandatory at each session to be able to take part in Freelance Day.

Upcoming Freelance Days:

Saturday, May 21st

Freelance Day in The McGrath Family JA BizTown

Grades 4-6

Did you miss out on attending The McGrath Family JA BizTown due to COVID? Does your school not participate in the BizTown program? Do you just want to come to BizTown again?

This is your opportunity to join our program and be part of the BizTown community. “Freelance Day” in BizTown is for individuals to take part in our program.

The JA BizTown curriculum will be taught via Zoom by JA staff the month prior to the event, attendance is mandatory at each session to be able to take part in Freelance Day.

Upcoming Freelance Days:

Saturday, May 21st