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District 90 students take part in BizTown field trip

District 90 fifth graders enjoyed learning about careers on Tuesday when they went on a field trip through the Junior Achievement BizTown program.

According to Junior Achievement, the Donald O. Schnuck JA BizTown is a mini-city in which kids discover how the “real world” works.  Each day, about 100 fifth or sixth graders become JA BizTown “citizens” where they work in one of 17 businesses, make financial decisions, pay taxes, and donate to charity. After four weeks of classroom lessons, students come to JA BizTown for a hands on learning experience. Each citizen has a job for the day, gets paid twice, manages a checking account, shops, gets health check-ups, may be interviewed on TV and much more.

For more information about JA BizTown, visit juniorachievement.org.