Each year, more than 21,000 fifth grade students in Broward and South Palm Beach Counties visit Junior Achievement of South Florida’s JA BizTown. JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion houses two identical JA BizTowns. Both the Dave and Lorraine Thomas JA BizTown and Falcone Family JA BizTown have 18 public and private storefronts, all sponsored by real local businesses, that help brings the town to life for the students.
This real-life simulation prepares our youth for tomorrow’s careers by learning essential skills that will make them more successful as professionals and members of the community. These include active listening, applying information, brainstorming, collaboration, cooperation, creativity, critical thinking, following directions, problem-solving, showing responsibility and various soft skills (customer service, punctuality, and dressing professionally).