JA Student Wants to Repeat a Grade so She Can Attend JA BizTown Again

Junior Achievement staff and volunteers often hear stories from students about how much they loved participating in a JA program, what useful skills they learned, and how much fun they had. But this fifth grade student took her experience one step further. Debra Hoffer, president of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana in Louisville, Kentucky, shared a story that she heard recently from an elementary school parent.

"One mother of a fifth grade girl just told me that her daughter said that she'd be willing to go through the entire fifth grade again if it meant that she could come to JA BizTown one more time," Debra said. "I know, we don't want to contribute to students being held back a grade, but that's a pretty strong testimonial from a 10-year-old!"

Another fifth grade student who just visited JA BizTown is keeping his JA BizTown debit card in his wallet, said his grandmother, who is a volunteer at JA BizTown.What a testament to the profound affect that this Capstone experience had on these two fifth grade students!

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