Understanding the Challenges

Whether you are an educator, parent, or employer, we know you want to see our youth become the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Having JA in their schools is essential to their success.

Lack Of Financial Literacy

Personal finance is not mandatory or even offered in some traditional education systems; therefore, young people need the tools to make sound financial decisions once they enter the workforce.

Student Disengagement

The dropout crisis in America’s educational system has a devastating impact on the future health of the economy. Nearly every year, only 70 percent of students complete high school on time and earn a diploma.

Skills Gap

Graduating students are inadequately prepared to participate in a meaningful way to their community’s success because they lack basic skills such as communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Junior Achievement of South Florida’s 3 Pillars

Entrepreneurship

Work Readiness

Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of South Florida is preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s careers.

Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. JA’s experiential learning inspires kids to dream big and reach their potential.

JA helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. Junior Achievement sparks students to develop competitive skills and confidence.

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Our Programs

Junior Achievement of South Florida serves 50,000 students in Broward and south Palm Beach counties through the efforts of more than 7,000 volunteers. Students learn how they impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers.

What Others Say About JA?

Students, Volunteers, Parents, Teachers, Alumni, Community Leaders – they are all impressed with the programs offered by Junior Achievement of South Florida.

Alfredo Aguirre

Carlos Alvarez

Bob Arroyo

Myrta Arroyo

Diana Marquez Educator, Atlantic Tech H.S.

JA allowed my students to experience first-hand what it means to be an entrepreneur. The journey of working as a team to develop ideas, create, market, & sell product, as well as maintain accurate financial records is eye opening and life changing!

Felicia Muller JA Volunteer

When volunteering with children, it is important to give 100% of yourself in order to maximize their experience in each respective program.

Mark Cuban JA Alum, Shark Tank Host

Junior Achievement gave me my first chance to understand how a business was structured, the roles of management, how to account for the business.

Superintendent Robert Runcie Broward County Public Schools

The education and hands-on, practical experience our students receive through JA helps us create a pipeline of successful students prepared to contribute to our local economy in the future.

Imagine…

…a generation of students equipped with confidence
and understanding to take control of their financial futures.
…a generation prepared with skills to succeed in tomorrow’s workplace.
…a generation of students who are motivated by the idea of free enterprise
and inspired to become entrepreneurs.

With your donation – their dreams can become realities!

Recognition & Awards

JA USA 4 Star Award

JA USA 4-Star Award

One of Junior Achievement USA’s highest honors, the 4-Star Award recognizes staff and boards of JA Areas that meet Junior Achievement’s national standards in operational efficiency through a strong representation of the JA brand. Recipients demonstrate growth in student impact and superior fiscal performance.

Nonprofit of the Year

Nonprofit of the Year

Junior Achievement of South Florida was the Nonprofit of the Year recipient of South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Business of the Year Awards.

World's Largest JA

World's Largest JA

Opened in 2009, JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion is the largest of its kind in the world. The facility has 60,000 square feet of space and features two JA BizTowns, JA Finance Park, JA Huizenga Culinary Kitchen and rooms available for rental space for any occasion.

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