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Timer Ridge 5th graders crushed the #mannequinchallenge while having fun at JA BizTown! Johnston Community School District
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Wendi Fredregill
· December 4, 2017
Fabulous program! I have volunteered here twice- all of the kids loved it.
Julie Thorpe
· May 26, 2016
Staff was patient friendly and very helpful my daughter and I had a great time thank you everyone from ja biz town and Perkins elementary for this opportunity.Thanks for all you do for schools and all... of our young people!!keep up the excellent work!! Great organization skills also!! See More
Jennifer Wilson Perry
· February 9, 2015
Great experience! I am so glad I was able to be a part of the day and that my daughter had this opportunity. The kids were amazing and the JA staff is wonderful. Thank you for the chance to be a part of it.
Kim Meacham Theobald
· January 30, 2017
Junior achievement is a great organization that teaches youth business skills they can use in life. Very impressed with biz town and signing my daughter up for camp this summer.
Jason Shallenberger
· March 13, 2015
Excellent teaching moment for the kids. I heard a lot of positive feedback from those that participated. It was very well organized and the kids seemed to get a lot out of it.
Melody Riley
· January 20, 2017
Biz Town is a great experience. The kids showed a lot of team work and everyone had a good time.
Trisha Eslick Davis
· January 8, 2015
What a fun day! Thank you for all of your hard work. The kids will remember Biztown as one of the best things about 5th grade. Great program!
Nikki Dymond Jorgensen
· January 13, 2017
Amazing experience for my 6th grader! Very nice staff too! Had a great time volunteering!!!
Mike DeLawyer
· May 26, 2017
Amazing! Kids had a great time! Would volunteer again!
Mindy May Farmer
· February 23, 2017
My daughters class had an amazing experience! I loved volunteering.
Melissa Mann
· July 16, 2015
Such a great experience for kids and parents alike. LOVE the summer camps. So much to learn for everyone involved.
Rhonda K Jensen
· October 28, 2014
Thank you for a great day! Biz Town is an awesome program for our 5th graders.
Gene McCracken
· January 9, 2015
Fun! Well organized. Good materials.

Great to see kids so engaged and enthused.
Steve Jerrett
· November 15, 2013
Great experience for both the kids and adult volunteers. Highly recommended.
Damira Redzic
· April 24, 2015
I loved the experience!! I wish I could go back today!
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Sometimes it’s tricky to pick up on your own mistakes… especially on your resume! If you’re working on your resume all on your own, be sure to check out these 5 common mistakes that you can fix by yourself!

Resume Tips: How to Edit it Yourself - The Muse: Because you can't find out if you got the inter...
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We are getting geared up for our 2018 Stock Market Challenge and Career Exploration on April 3rd! A special thank you to our title sponsor CFA Society Iowa! Events like this wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers and generous donors! We will be giving our event partners shout outs in the upcoming days and leading up to our event, so be sure to join us in thanking them for their part in creating amazing opportunities for students right here in Central Iowa! #2018StockMarketChallenge #CFASocietyofIowa #FinancialLiteracy #CareerExploration

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The super polite 5th graders from Van Meter Elementary had a very successful day supporting the local economy in JA BizTown and paying off their business loans. #workingasadults #jabiztown Van Meter Schools

College is always fun and exciting until you remember that you’re tight on money. If you are struggling to make ends meet in school, these tips will tell you how to save your bucks!

Going to college can cause some financial stress, but there are ways to ease the burden. Learn how to save money while attending school with these tips.
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Are you wanting to start a volunteer program for your company? This guide will teach you how to choose a charity that’s right for your business and get your employees excited about the program!

Encouraging your company employees to volunteer in their community can improve morale and attract new business.
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Junior Achievement teaches you how to prepare for a world in entrepreneurship. So what exactly makes an entrepreneur successful? Check out these 5 lessons from VCs and entrepreneurs!

As more and more people look to strike out on their own or start their own venture, they are all usually stopped with the same question: where and how do I start? Tren Griffin's A Dozen Lessons For Entrepreneurs offers some of the best advice on the topic.
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Check out the JA BizTown experience for Day 2 of the awesome 6th graders from Bondurant-Farrar Middle School! Bondurant-Farrar Community Schools (Official)

Junior Achievement is all about saving money, which is why we love this article on financial apps to make saving easier!

A higher rate of successful New Year’s resolutions for financial decisions may be tied to a symbiotic relationship between human psychology and financial technology.
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Mayor speeches took place last week at St. Anthony school for JA BizTown! #politics #jabiztown #election

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Our students are getting ready to go to JA BizTown (Junior Achievement of Central Iowa.)This week, four of them ran for Mayor. Excellent job!
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Happy President’s Day! Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt was blind in his left eye due to an injury in a boxing match? Check out other fun facts about this holiday here: http://bit.ly/1K78bEP

Kids learn about President's Day and read a list of fun and interesting facts about the Presidents of the United States.
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Junior Achievement helps students with their future careers. Are you sending out your resume? You might want to double check that it doesn’t have any of these 6 words that may get it tossed in the trash!

6 Words to Remove From Your Resume - The Muse: Because you're not wowing anyone with "utilize."
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Money seems to be on everyone’s mind, but is it on your kid’s mind? Junior Achievement loves teaching the young generation about it, so be sure to check out this article on introducing your kids to the value of money!

What sort of financial knowledge are your kids ready for?
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Is managing your debt becoming a task that feels out of control? Don’t worry! Check out these ideas on how to feel in control of your student loan debt.

What are some different ways that people with large student loans can manage their debt? This question was originally answered on Quora by Andrew Josuweit.
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Junior Achievement wouldn’t be where we are today without our volunteers! A lot of other projects rely on volunteers to be sustainable as well, so it is key to understand these 4 lessons for volunteer retention!

Stephanie Denning from the University of Bristol shares her experience of managing a volunteer-run charity project to research what motivates people to volunteer
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