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Fifth-grade students at Farrar Elementary School recently participated in the annual Junior Achievement Biztown in Nashville.
According to the Junior Achievement Website, JA BizTown helps young people discover, investigate and become productive citizens in a life-size replica of a real town. The students operate the stores, bank, radio station, restaurant, newspaper, realty office, TV station, and city hall – all outfitted with modern office equipment and business supplies.
During the JA BizTown experience, students learn first-hand what it takes to create a business, run a newspaper, supervise employees and hold elected office, as well as personally earn and manage money.
Prior to their daylong JA BizTown experience, teachers and adult volunteers attend on-site training workshops, and students complete a four- to six-week interdisciplinary in-class curriculum.
A visit to JA BizTown also teaches responsibility, leadership, decision-making and team building.
According to Natasha Barnett with Farrar Elementary, ATA Community Activities Center in Tullahoma made a “generous donation” that helped fund the recent Biztown field trip.
“It is a great real-life simulation and this trip would not have been possible for several of our students without the help of ATA CAC,” said Barnett.