Junior Achievement of South Florida empowers our youth with the knowledge, ability and confidence to navigate their futures, drive our economy, and lead our community.

JA Values

  • Drive and embrace change.
  • Be bold, innovative and creative.
  • Do it with passion.
  • Commit to growth.
  • Build awesome relationships.
  • Own your actions.
  • Deliver the WOW.
  • Celebrate uniqueness.
  • Bring fun and energy.
  • Be true, be you.

The Power of Possibilities

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With the help of over 5,100 trained corporate and community volunteers and mentors, JA delivers over 20 unique programs to more than 74,000 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.


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.


Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) has impacted more than 1.2 million students since its inception in 1959, when JA partnered with the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale to launch the organization under the umbrella of JA USA. In the first 50 years, JA served 500,000 students, an average of 10,000 a year in classrooms across Broward and south Palm Beach counties.

In 2009, JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion, the largest single JA center, was opened on the north campus of Broward College. Through a partnership agreement that continues today, Broward County Public Schools committed that every 5th and 8th grader would participate in this experiential education both in the classroom and in simulations that mimic real life at JA World. Since the opening of JA World, JA has served another 600,000 5th and 8th grade students and thousands of high school students.


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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