Trust Company of Oklahoma is a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement Biztown, a program that combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. Biztown allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. It helps students develop entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness.
“I’d never leave Biztown if I was to live there. I was so happy being there you don’t even know. I hope you know that you should never stop doing what you are doing. I can’t wait till I have kids and they go to Biztown and tell me how much fun they had.”
“I was the CFO of the professional offices and I worked on the computers. Then I went to the store and bought nothing. It was ok. I love that you put your time and effort in to making this for us. Love,”
“ You get to learn what it feels to be part of a business. I worked as a financial advisor. It was fun going to the bank and the food at Arby’s was really good. The lemonade was good too. Then L. kept dancing, so I gave him a quarter and he stopped dancing.
Once again, thank you.”
“I learned that working as a team is great.” – Abdullah
“I was responsible for going to each business and counting how many chairs, tables, computer monitors, clocks and desks there were. Each item costs a certain amount of money, so I also had to multiply. Here’s an example: the chairs were $28 each, and there were three chairs. It would be $84. Then after that I would have to add all of that up and write down the total. Thank you for sponsoring the professional offices at Biztown. Sincerely,”
“I was the financial advisor. The best part was getting money. The hardest part was depositing at the bank.”
“I would like to thank you for everything. Biztown opened my eyes to the real world. Everyone should see it. Best day ever.”