We are very excited to bring the Junior Achievement McGrath Family BizTown program to North County high-achieving 4th grade students and all 5th grade students. Programs are planned for the 2015-2016 school year. The programs will culminate in a field trip to the Mission Gorge BizTown facility where children “run the town” for 4 ½ hours.
BizTown at Your School
We are offering BizTown at a number of schools this year. Please see your school listing for specific class information. We encourage you to sign up early as class size is limited and registration will be on a first come first served basis.
The field trip will be held on Friday January 15th, 2016. This is an all day experience and buses will pick up at your school. Specific bus routes and times will be communicated in December.
Volunteers will be needed for field trips and interviewing students. Forms will be sent home with students to ask for your participation. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.
During the field trip, each shop must have at least one volunteer. We are required to bring at least 25 volunteers to assist with the visit. Volunteers serve as “business consultants.” They lead the shop staff meetings, help the students read and understand their job duties for the day, and remind the students to stay on task and focus on their goals.
- You are assigned to one of our exciting BizTown shops.
- You answer questions from students and mentor them on making wise business and personal finance decisions.
- You assist with the students’ break schedules and monitor their staff meetings.
- We give you “tourist dollars” so you can shop in BizTown, too!
We are looking for business sponsors that can help to provide scholarships to children that could not otherwise attend. If you know of any business that want to help provide this exciting enrichment opportunity to deserving students please contact Ann Little.
If you are interested in more information about this program please contact:
Ann Little at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 760-798-4064.