JA Career Bound

JA Career Bound is a cutting-edge, skills-building leadership program where high school students learn the skills necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

Engaging Future Leaders Leaders

After an opening retreat, students meet once a month for program days focused on specific industries.

Students visit some of South Florida’s premier businesses to learn firsthand about the career opportunities and what companies are looking for in future employees. Students learn from top executives who share their journeys to success.

We use interactive JA curriculum to teach key work skills, including communication, critical thinking, goal setting, interviewing, personal branding, problem-solving, public speaking, resume building and teamwork.

At the end of the year, students will have the opportunity to put their skills into action by participating in various paid internships with job shadowing.

Program Days are October 2019 to April 2020
Themes to be announced in near future.

October 18th
November 8th
December 6th
January 10th
February 7th
March 6th
April 3rd
Graduation: May 1st

Sessions are scheduled one Friday a month from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Application Process

Junior Achievement of South Florida will begin accepting applications for JA Career Bound on August 1st, 2019.


Step 1: Complete and submit the JA Career Bound application.

Step 2: Submit the reference form and school consent form.

Step 3: Pay the $50 non-refundable registration fee.

Step 4: Limited financial assistance is available. For details, please contact Briana Donaldson at (954) 979-7100 ext.130 or email Briana@JASouthFlorida.org.

APPLICATION MATERIALS included in this package:

  • JA Career Bound Application
  • Reference Form
  • School Consent Form
  • Signed Code of Conduct
  • Financial Aid Application where applicable
  • Payment Plan Schedule


The cost of the program is $600.00 and covers the entire program cost which includes: breakfast, lunch, snack and beverages each day; transportation from JA to Industry sites; polo shirt and name tag; curriculum materials, retreat, an executive mentor and internship opportunities upon program completion.

A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due to secure a spot. Final payment due prior to the retreat. Limited financial assistance is available. For details, please contact Briana Donaldson at (954) 979-7100 ext.130 or email Briana@JASouthFlorida.org.

JA Career Bound has motivated me to one day start and manage my own personal business using the many tools and skills I learned while in the program. I am better prepared for today’s workforce! Program days, including my favorite visiting Celebrity Cruises, introduced us to career opportunities within the various industries.

Kaleb Saintil, 11th Grade

This has been made possible by support from the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward:  Peter J. and Mary C. Barbare Fund; Rick and Rita Case Fund; Frederick W. Jaqua Fund and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

For more information about the JA Career Bound program, contact Briana Donaldson at (954) 979-7100 ext. 130 or Briana@JASouthFlorida.org.

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