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Mrs. Jones from Portland OR is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Business Savvy at BizTown

My students need to attend Junior Achievement's BizTown simulation field trip.

  • $830 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fifth grade at a culturally diverse PK-8 school in the center of Portland. Our school is built on a strong history of community. We are an international baccalaureate (IB) school with a Mandarin dual-language immersion program. We also have a unique partnership with local artists and Portland State University that houses a contemporary art museum within our school with an unusual pairing between early education and internationally renowned artists and their work.

Fifth grade is such a pivotal year for students, and I am honored to be their teacher.

We are establishing a solid, inclusive classroom community of learners. It is amazing to see my students' growth (as learners and people in general) as they navigate their last elementary school year.

My Project

Participating in Junior Achievement's BizTown is a life-changing, real world experience for students. Aligned to social studies standards, 5th graders will learn about financial literacy, economics and community, and work readiness skills. Students participate in in-class lessons, including applying to and interviewing for jobs and practicing writing checks and balancing a checkbook. Then students will spend an entire day in a simulation city where they are in charge of the daily operations of all of their businesses, including managing their time for cashing their paychecks, taking their breaks (including lunch), and making personal purchases.

BizTown is a realistic, hands-on experience that is like no other.

As amazing as it is, it also is pretty spendy for each individual student (AND TOTALLY WORTH IT). I would like to take that financial burden off of my students' families, so they can focus on learning these life skills and enjoying this opportunity.

Mrs. Jones
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 35 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Junior Achievement BizTown $665.00

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