For the first time in two years and second time ever, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students of Warren-Walker School descended on JA BizTown, a 10,000 sq. ft. mini-city that is run by the students for the day. Students had the full run of 22 shops including NBC 7 News, The Union-Tribune, and newcomer Illumina.
BizTown was abuzz as students rushed to fulfill their job duties and work towards the goal achieving profitability for their businesses. They take on positions ranging from the town mayor to CEO of individual businesses; the students even assume the role of police officer and retail sales. It is required of the students to apply and interview for all of the positions as they would in the adult world. Speeches were given, fines were assessed, and there was even a bank robbery (allegedly).
All in all the day was a great success. Special thanks to Junior Achievement for putting on the event and to all of the parent volunteers that helped make it happen.