Before their arrival at JA BizTown, 4th-6th grade students are prepared to participate in a carefully designed simulation that closely resembles the real-life workplace. During their time at JA BizTown, students will be actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, expressing curiosity, solving problems, assuming responsibility, and constructing meaning. Your role as a volunteer is to recognize spontaneous opportunities for learning, sometimes called “teachable moments” and help students make sense of what they are experiencing. Many students walk into JA BizTown a little unsure or nervous about their new job, but at the end of the day they have a renewed belief in self and are excited about what they accomplished. As a volunteer, you get to help the students get a taste of the real-world!
What is my time commitment?
Time commitments vary depending on which training option you choose. Your options for training are:
In addition to your training:
What is provided to me?
What will I be doing with students?
For more information about the JA BizTown program, visit the JA BizTown program page.