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

  • 1 in-class session after the simulation for students to reflect on their experience

BizTown Students Banking

The McGrath Family JA BizTown is a 10,000-square-foot mini-city comprised of 19 life-sized San Diego businesses where students connect the lessons learned in the classroom to ‘real-world’ applications. They 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

  • 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 19 life-sized San Diego businesses where students connect the lessons learned in the classroom to ‘real-world’ applications. They 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.

BizTown Students Banking

Virtual McGrath Family JA Biztown

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.

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.

Freelance Day in JA BizTown

Freelance Day in JA BizTown

Grades 4-6

Grades 4-6

Does your school not participate in the BizTown program? Or, do you just want to come to BizTown again?

“Freelance Day” in BizTown is for individuals to take part in our program and be a part of the BizTown community. JA BizTown is a simulation experience that encourages fourth to sixth-grade students get to step into the world of business. They will explore career pathways while preparing and motivating students for their futures. Each student is assigned to a job and shop inside our BizTown mini-city where they have ‘real-world’ responsibilities and tasks.

Your student will:

  • Learn about money, business, and careers.
  • Get assigned to a BizTown job and shop such as bank CEO, scientist, radio host, and more!
  • Discover what it’s like to work a job, run a business, and understand their role in the local economy.
  • Be exposed to in-demand career pathways and industries in the San Diego economy.
  • Learn how to manage money and get introduced to different financial tools.

Upcoming Freelance Day:

FREELANCE DAY DETAILS

Freelance Day takes place over the course of two sessions. During the first session, students are taught the BizTown curriculum by JA staff to prepare for the simulation. They will ‘apply’ for a BizTown job and shop. The following weekend, students participate in the BizTown simulation where they will work their assigned jobs and run their shops.

Session 1 (Preparing for BizTown simulation):
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: The Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement
4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120

Session 2 (BizTown Simulation):
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: The Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement
4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120

Cost: $50 per participant

For more information, please contact Deanne Markle at dmarkle@jasandiego.org or 619-906-4905.

Freelance Day in JA BizTown

Grades 4-6

Does your school not participate in the BizTown program? Or, do you just want to come to BizTown again?

“Freelance Day” in BizTown is for individuals to take part in our program and be a part of the BizTown community. JA BizTown is a simulation experience that encourages fourth to sixth-grade students get to step into the world of business. They will explore career pathways while preparing and motivating students for their futures. Each student is assigned to a job and shop inside our BizTown mini-city where they have ‘real-world’ responsibilities and tasks.

Your student will:

  • Learn about money, business, and careers.
  • Get assigned to a BizTown job and shop such as bank CEO, scientist, radio host, and more!
  • Discover what it’s like to work a job, run a business, and understand their role in the local economy.
  • Be exposed to in-demand career pathways and industries in the San Diego economy.
  • Learn how to manage money and get introduced to different financial tools.

Upcoming Freelance Days:

FREELANCE DAY DETAILS

Freelance Day takes place over the course of two sessions. During the first session, students are taught the BizTown curriculum by JA staff to prepare for the simulation. They will ‘apply’ for a BizTown job and shop. The following weekend, students participate in the BizTown simulation where they will work their assigned jobs and run their shops.

Session 1 (Preparing for BizTown simulation):
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: The Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement
4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120

Session 2 (BizTown Simulation):
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: The Capdevilla Gillespie Center for Junior Achievement
4756 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, CA 92120

Cost: $50 per participant

For more information, please contact Deanne Markle at dmarkle@jasandiego.org or 619-906-4905.