The experience begins with 18 in-class lessons of JA provided curriculum, then culminates with a day at JA BizTown presented by Cisco. The simulation creates an opportunity for students to experience an interactive economy and take on the role of employee, taxpayer and consumer. During the visit to JA BizTown students receive job assignments and work in teams at their assigned business. By the end of the simulation each student completes a day's work, develops a personal budget and makes purchasing decisions.
"We are honored to support Junior Achievement in this innovative outreach to the youth of the Gwinnett community," said Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer of WestRock. "RockTenn and MWV have both long been committed to JA, and we look forward to continuing our support as WestRock. We believe leadership and career readiness begins at an early age, and we're proud to be a part of bringing this opportunity to local students."