Mackenzie Pittenger (left) and Cody Graft (right) open bank accounts at the JA BizTown bank branch office with bank teller, Zachary Pletcher (seated). Photo contributed
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubusco Elementary School fifth graders were in charge of a town â€“ operating a bank, managing a restaurant, checking electric meters, voting for a mayor, and balancing checkbooks â€“ during a field trip at the Junior Achievement BizTown May 20.
Students studied basic market economics and were placed in a job in one of the 14 BizTown businesses and services.
All fifth graders were paid a wage and managed their personal checking account and spending within the BizTown market place. Adult volunteers served as job interviewers and business assistants at the BizTown Center.
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