Energizing Your Future

ATC volunteers help KTEC students run JA BizTown

American Transmission Co. employees enjoyed volunteering to help Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum 5th graders as they explored Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s JA BizTown.

JA BizTown combines classroom learning with an interactive, simulated town that helps students see the relationship between what they learn in school and their participation in a local economy. ATC volunteers coached students as they operated a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and 10 other businesses.

“It was inspiring for our group to share time with the students and see what they were capable of when given the opportunity to run their own business, manage and motivate resources, handle conflict and still get their jobs done as CEO or CFO,” said Juanita Banks, ATC vice president of operational compliance and risk management.

Volunteers left feeling a bit tired but with a sense of accomplishment after trying to keep up with the positive energy of the students all day. It was a wonderful experience for all.