ABOUT JA

Junior Achievement of South Florida is training the next generation of business leaders, employees and consumers by educating students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.

Our mission is to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTH FLORIDA :

  • provides real-world training in financial literacy including budgeting, spending, investing and the use of credit;
  • offers cutting-edge skill-building opportunities that enable young people to explore meaningful, productive careers;
  • teaches students how to start businesses;
  • introduces entrepreneurial values that strengthen workplaces.

With the help of over 7,000 trained corporate and community volunteers and mentors, JA delivers over 20 unique programs to 50,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach Counties and at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion on the Broward College North Campus, a first-class facility housing two JA BizTowns and JA Finance Park.

Overview

Junior Achievement of South Florida is training the next generation of business leaders, employees and consumers by educating students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. Click below to view our brochure for some quick facts about Junior Achievement of South Florida.

Impact

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

History

Junior Achievement of South Florida has served almost 1,000,000 students since its inception in 1959.

Junior Achievement of South Florida was founded locally in 1959 by the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club and served just 373 high school students during its first year. Programs now span grades K-12, with age-appropriate curricula designed to teach elementary students about their roles as individuals, workers, and consumers and to prepare middle grade and high school students for key economic and workforce issues they will face. In 2009, our impact greatly expanded with the opening of JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion, and we now serve 50,000 students each year.

JA USA

Junior Achievement of South Florida is part of the JA USA network. Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic & economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, & provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge & skills in financial literacy, work readiness & entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 109 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Click here for more information.

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