Sunday, May 4, 2008

Deaf Students run BizTown

Junior Achievement of Washington held its first deaf and hard-of-hearing-only event on Friday. 140 deaf students from all over the state took part in JA's BizTown program in the Seattle suburb of Auburn on Friday. BizTown is a miniature city environment that allows students to pretend what life would be like as an adult – at least in terms of money. They work a job, pay bills and taxes, buy things and get a crash course in finances. The businesses included Best Buy, a TV station, public utilities, a bank, as well as an insurance company.