Building Tomorrows

Help us with something BIG!

In 1999, JA of Southeast Texas launched the second JA BizTown (then Exchange City) facility in the United States. Nearly half a million students have passed through our building since then! Now, ours is the oldest still in operation, and it requires extensive capital improvements. We were pioneers over two decades ago, but we lag behind other regions of the country that have already invested in a new home for their JA BizTown and JA Finance Park experiences. We've been constrained by inadequate facilities and outdated technology. Our students and teachers deserve—and need—better.

Building Tomorrows with a JA Discovery Center


of JA Finance Park students indicated their JA volunteer helped them realize the importance of staying in school.


of students now intend to graduate among those who did not intend to graduate from high school at the onset of their JA Finance Park.


of BizTown students favorably changed their future orientation or attitudes toward goal-setting.


of students had a favorable change in their locus of control

How Will We Build Tomorrows?

Building Tomorrows LEGACY

We are counting on YOU!

To make a legacy gift, or to learn more about naming opportunities for the JA Discovery Center, please contact Joe Burke at