On May 21st, 2022, Junior Achievement joined forces with Broward Schools, other education partners, local businesses and healthcare providers for the Books, Bucks & Backpacks event, presented by CITY Furniture. Over 1,200 Broward County Public Schools students and their families attended.
The families enjoyed the games and obstacle course activities, courtesy of Funky Buddha Brewery, the We Florida Financial dunk tank, free food provided by PDQ and the Health Foundation of South Florida healthy snack station, the Molina Healthcare photo booth, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital cooling station and so much more!
The best part – students received OneMain Financial backpacks and had the opportunity to fill them up with school supplies (thanks to the City of Coconut Creek), PNC piggy banks, financial literacy and healthcare tips, and other “sliding into summer success” goodies from our partners. Also thanks to the Florida Lottery, which continues to be a dedicated partner to Florida’s students and schools – contributing over $1 billion to education each of the past 20 consecutive years!
Thank you to all of our sponsors and community partners!