This spring, the Trafford Middle School sixth-grade students completed the core lessons for Junior Achievement’s experiential-learning program ‘JA BizTown’.
The curriculum culminated with a business simulation on Monday, May 22nd where each student was employed within a thriving community and economy. Some of the skills and experiences gained from JA Biztown were financial literacy (managing spending and savings accounts), soft skills (teamwork, problem solving, and business ethics), and students also got to practice formal business greetings, letter writing, job application skills, and job interviewing. “Students should now better understand how the world works and his or her future role as employer, employee, consumer, saver, and investor,” commented school counselor Mrs. McGraw.
Carmen Clark, Riley Conley, Azaria DeMatty, and Evelyn Hartman make slime at a Koppers, Inc. ‘laboratory’
At a Town Hall Meeting, the CEO of each company gives their opening speech
Maddox Crompton, Finley Malloy, Jackson Jordan, and Matthew Tranter build a town bench for Mascaro Construction Company
City Hall Workers: Liam Ley (Fire Marshall), Dylan Smith (City Works Technician), Carter Harris (Judge), Brayden Forsythe (City Treasurer), Logan Page (Law Enforcement Officer), Orson Hlad (Mayor), Aaliyah Hishida (Attorney), and Allison Velazquez (Law Enforcement Officer)
Morgan Sperduto,Gianna Sipe, Brynne Lawson, and Peyton Mihalko represented USA Staffing Solutions
Braden Stowers, Declan Waddell, and Nathaniel Haslam represent Clearview Credit Union
Clare Wilson, Blakely Panaia, Gracie Dougherty, Elijah Crivellaro, and Lucas Barnes man their posts at Ace Hardware