JA Fellows

JA Fellows is an in-depth, highly intensive leadership and entrepreneurship program for high school students.

Developing Future Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs

Students gain real-world business experience by working in groups of 20-25, conceptualizing, capitalizing, and managing their own small businesses. Throughout this real-life entrepreneurship experience, students develop communication, financial management, problem-solving, collaboration and time management skills, just to name a few. Mentors work in teams of 4-6, coaching students through the process of starting and running a small business. “Spark Tank” competitions (Shark Tank-like events) are judged by local business leaders. At year-end, companies participate in a local competition for award, and a chance to compete in a national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. JA is proud to have two teams compete nationally in 2017 and 2018. Alpha Solutions was named 2017 National “Company of the Year.”

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You know how people always say, “You can be whatever you want to be.” That’s true! The only catch is you need the dedication and skills to achieve your goals. If you provide the dedication, Junior Achievement will help you develop the skills, as well as confidence, knowledge and access into the world of business.

JA Fellows offers a unique opportunity for self-motivated high school students to gain in-depth, hands-on experience that will enable you to become the next generation of leaders who are equipped to handle the highly-competitive global marketplace.

We welcome interested 9th through 12th-grade students to consider joining our 2018- 2019 program through their high school beginning July 2018. Click on Application Process for further details.

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Volunteer Mentors

It may be hard to believe, but the support of business leaders like you inspires today’s youth to discover career possibilities, helps them manage finances, start a company and realize their potential. Your participation is what makes life achievements possible for our future employees, consumers and leaders.

Benefits of Volunteering for JA Fellows:

  • Play a pivotal role in positively impacting the next generation of leaders
  • Help change the statistics on America’s competitiveness
  • Sharpen your presentation and coaching skills
  • Represent your company/industry to future employees
  • Connect with your community
Mentor Information

For more information the JA Fellows program, contact Martha Rios, Director of Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship Initiatives, at (954) 979-7103 or email Martha@JASouthFlorida.org.

Innovative Ideas: Watch Videos from Past JA Fellows Teams

Thank you to our Generous Supporters of JA Fellows

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