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JA BizTown - CommunityAmerica Credit Union

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JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a

simulated town to promote real world fundamentals.

Presented by CommunityAmerica, JA BizTown is a hands-on, mini-city simulation designed to educate the youngest of citizens on fundamental, financial decision-making skills. Dimensional Innovations was tasked with creating an exciting, interactive space that was relatable to kids while demonstrating the value of building personal savings at an early age — effectively connecting the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

 

DI designed, built, fabricated and installed a gamified, 10 ft. tall wall display inside CommunityAmerica's storefront at JA BizTown called How to Be A Savings Champion. To play, kids spin the wheel and watch their ball travel down, through and across brightly colored pipes, ultimately joining the ball pool below to illustrate accumulated savings. The catch? Participants must add earned money to their “savings account” to play instead of spending it at other neighboring shops.

DI facilitated extensive research, collaboration and development to ensure this experience exceeded the client’s expectations and served as a fun, functional and educational element that doesn’t require a lot of upkeep and maintenance.

10 Feet

Height of the gamified ball wall at JA BizTown

Fundamentals

JA Biztown teaches Kansas City youth the basics of business and savings

 

In addition to the gamified wall feature, DI also created, printed and installed branded, Kansas City-themed graphics throughout CommunityAmerica's JA BizTown Credit Union with design consultation from Sixofone. When not learning how to budget like a champ, visitors can compare their physique next to lifesize wall decals of beloved Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, and former Royals second baseman and heavy-hitter Whit Merrifield. With adjacent walls colorfully lined with the downtown skyline, the exhibit’s design makes for a community-driven, interactive learning experience custom to Kansas City.

DI is proud to support these engaging initiatives as businesses like these continue to invest in youth education efforts for children of all ages.

4-6

Grade level of local students who can experience JA BizTown

13,000+

Number of students, in more than 550 classrooms from 115 different schools across the Kansas City metro region, that JA Biztown affects every year

 

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion... more about Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion for storytelling and her love of the non-profit, educational world make her a natural and compassionate leader in this field. Her combined skills and professional experience make her a powerful listener, communicator, client liaison, internal and external group facilitator, conceptual thinker, visionary, and team leader.

Having spent 20+ years in a number of different creative and educational fields, she brings an added design mentality and the benefits of cross-industry experience to any project. She has an extensive background across a wide range of fields, including: Museum and Exhibit Design and Fabrication; Software Design and Development; Healthcare and Healthcare Education/Certification; Professional and Continuing Education; and K-12 Educational Design.

As the project leader, Carole’s main goal is to assemble the best team for each project, set them up for highest success, and let them do what they do best, while staying personally involved at a high level from beginning to end. Notable past projects include: The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum; Wonderscope Children’s Museum; UNMC McGoogan Library Wigton Heritage Center; Dane G. Hansen Museum; Zoo Knoxville, KidScape at the Johnson County Museum, and the Kansas Museum of History.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design,... more about Paul Martin Paul Martin Paul Martin Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design, ownership, and contracting  teams to refine and optimize designs for fabrication and installation. Using DI’s advanced CNC equipment, including the largest 3D printer commercially available, Paul is able to assist designers in realizing their most ambitious projects, while working directly with the Operations group to ensure budget and schedule expectations. Paul is also able to leverage the vast capabilities with DI’s design and technology departments to further enhance the projects under development. 

 

Paul earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He often presents his work at industry conferences and guest lectures at various university programs.

 
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