Junior Achievement opens new storefronts in mock town to advance business education

Staff report

Junior Achievement of Washington is opening several new storefronts in its JA World Auburn program.

JA World allows students to learn about the world of finance and business through its exhibits, called JA Finance Park and JA BizTown.

Each year, JA World hosts more than 17,000 Western Washington students, who are offered the chance to run a city for a day in JA BizTown, or to learn about personal finance JA Finance Park. Students can learn about various careers in finance and business through the exhibit. Students in grades kindergarten through high school participate in age-appropriate programs with Junior Achievement.

The group is hosting a ribbon cutting for the new storefronts at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 15) at JA World, 1610 Perimeter Road, Auburn. The event will highlight JA World community education partnerships with Alaska Airlines, Holland America Line, Capital One, Exotic Metals Forming Co., and Columbia Bank.