Students See into Their Career and Financial Futures

Original Story from JA of Wisconsin regarding Edgewood Elementary in Greenfield, WI.

JA of Wisconsin received this fantastic letter from a parent volunteer regarding their experience in JA BizTown.

"Hello, I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with JA BizTown. This was my second year helping out and I really enjoy watching the students take on leadership roles in their jobs and see them make choices with their money. The program is well-run, the employees are professional and the entire JA BizTown concept will have a long-term, positive impact in preparing students for their career and financial future. I would encourage all schools to put their students through this program because of the positive effect it will have on the students.

I want to give a special shout-out to the Culver's team. Each student took initiative and a pride of ownership in their job. Arthur got to work immediately to pay bills and create payroll, Madison kept the soda supply going, Riley was ready to meet every customer with a smile and Jamisen was prepared to help out wherever it was needed. I was especially impressed with Herminio, as the CEO, you get pulled in several directions and he handled the chaos with calm and poise. A good quality in any CEO is to have humility to realize that you are never "too important" for any job. All day long, Herminio was ready o clean tables and sweep the floor with the rest of his team. His style of leading by example is the sign of a true leader.

Nice work to all the 5th graders, the day was rewarding for me; I hope the kids enjoyed it as much as I did."

Hats off to the entire Capstone Team (Melisse' Wen, Kathy Ladich, Dot Rasmussen, Dawn Cwiklinski, Todd Beutin, Alexandra Hoslet, Denette Kobasick, Karen Brimley, Angie Johnson, Deb Dimberg, Donna Walker, RaChandra Peoples, and Anna Downs) for giving each person an amazing experience in JA BizTown!

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