BOOKS, BUCKS & BACKPACKS
SLIDING INTO SUMMER SUCCESS!

WHEN

May 20, 2023
10 am – 1 pm

WHERE

JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066

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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!

Together, We Can Change These Statistics!

SUMMER HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Over 60% of all summer-related injuries occur among children ages 2-11
  • Studies show children gain weight at a faster rate during the summer months than during the school year
  • 23% of child drownings happen during a family gathering near a pool

PREVENT THE SUMMER SLIDE

  • On average, students lose 17–34% of the prior year’s learning gains 
  • On average, students lose about 20% of school-year gains in reading and 27% in math during the summer break

TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY

  • Summer is a great time to teach children the value of savings and money
  • Studies show children establish their financial identities by age 7
  • Financial literacy activities like preparing a budget helps build stronger math skills

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.

Our ability to impact students is made possible through strong partnerships with schools, businesses and the community. Please consider investing in the future workforce. Their success tomorrow begins with your support today.

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For more information on how you can support Books, Bucks & Backpacks, contact: Robyn Harper at (954) 979-7124 or Robyn@JASouthFlorida.org.

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