Cypress Trails Students Enjoy JA BizTown

On May 6, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches set up its JA BizTown program at Cypress Trails Elementary School for fifth-grade students.

BizTown is a program where fifth graders explore the world of business in a mini-city comprised of public and private businesses. Among some of the businesses represented were Publix, McDonald’s, BB&T and the Batchelor Foundation Animal Shelter.

All fifth-grade students were excited and prepared to participate in the program. Each student had a job and carried out real responsibilities as both a business person and as a consumer. They received paychecks, opened bank accounts and shopped for goods and services using a checkbook. Teachers had been preparing students prior to Junior Achievement’s visit by working on lessons and exercises that teach life skills and career readiness.

Cypress Trails Elementary would like to thank Junior Achievement and all of its parent and community volunteers for providing this unique and timely event that helps prepare students for the real world.

ABOVE: Fifth graders “work” at the Batchelor Foundation Animal Shelter.