ABC News spotlights JA BizTown for April’s Financial Literacy Month

ABC News spotlights JA BizTown for April’s Financial Literacy Month


REMAINEDDER OF THE SPRING SEMESTER, BUT THE SCHOOL WOULD NOT SAY WHETHER HE WILL BE RETURNING IN THE FALL. >>>YOUR MONEY MATTERS, AND THERE’S A PLACE HERE IN SAN DIEGO WHERE ALL OF THE BANKERS, DOCTORS, AND DENT TESTS ARE STILL IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. >>IT’S A MIRACLE HERE. IT’S A MIRACLE. >>WE WENT TO BIZ TOWN FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY IS MONTH AND FOUND THOUSANDS OF LOCAL STUDENTS LEARNING LESSONS THAT COULD PAY OFF BIG TIME. THIS JACK IN THE BOX DOESN’T TAKE THIS KIND OF CASH. INSTEAD, IT TAKES BIZ TOWN BUCKS, AND THE PEOPLE ACCEPTING THE MONEY, JUST ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD. IT’S A LITTLE CITY FILLED WITH MANAGERS TOO YOUNG TO EVEN VOTE. THEY RUN THE AIRPORT, SELL INSURANCE, TAKE CHOIR OF ANIMALS, CONSTRUCT THE TOWN, AND KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY. AT BIZ TOWN, THE STUDENTS GET A JOB, SOME PAYING MORE THAN OTHERS. THEY GUEST A PAYCHECK, PAY TAXES, AND THEN HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MANAGE THEIR MONEY. SOUND FAMILIAR? THE IDEA IS TO GET THEM THINKING ABOUT PERSONAL FINANCE AND UNDERSTAND WHY THEIR CAREER CHOICES ARE SO IMPORTANT. 5 GRADER ADRIAN IS PRETTY MUCH SET ON BEING A D.J. HE LIVEED OUT THAT DREAM AT BIZ TOWN, FEELING WISE PER THE PROCESS. >>LIFE IS GOING TO BE FUN. IT’S GOING TO BE HARD, BUT ALWAYS YOU DO GOOD, GOOD WILL COME TO YOU. THAT’S WHAT I LEARNED FROM HERE. >>Reporter: THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS COME TO BIZ TOWN EVERY YEAR THROUGH THE LOCAL SCHOOLS. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO TAKING REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP. >>ALL RIGHT, JOHN, THANKS. >>>GENERALLY EACH STUDENT WILL PAY $21 TO ATTEND BIZ TOWN THROUGH OAKLE SCHOOLS, THE SUMMER CAMP COSTS ABOUT $250 A WEEK. THAT’S NOT CHEAP, BUT THERE

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