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JA BizTown: Kids Learn What The Grown-up World Is All About

idea by Junior Achievement of Washington

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http://www.jawashington.org

The Idea

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JA of Washington proposes giving local students the opportunity to experience spending and saving like a grown-up. The GOOD 30 Day Challenge Grant will allow students in Wasington State to understand the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in a local economy.

The Specifics

Elementary school students are not old enough to drive, work, vote or be the boss. But that does not stop them operating banks, managing restaurants, writing checks and voting for a mayor at JA BizTown. The GOOD 30 Day Challenge Grant will allow students in Washington State to experience what it's like to be a grown-up and why saving money is just as important as spending it. JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to JA World® - a fully interactive, simulated town. JA BizTown encompasses essential elements of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Students understand the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in a local economy.

Discussion
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This is such a cool program! Not only is it fun for kids to pretend that they are grown up, but also you can never start too early when it comes to financial fitness! Keep up the good work :)

by HannahWasserman
almost 3 years ago | Reply

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$500
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Submission Began
Wednesday, January 04

Submission Ended
Monday, January 23
at 12:00 PM PST

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Voting Began
Monday, January 23

Voting Ended
Tuesday, January 31
at 12:00 PM PST

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