The South Florida Symphony Orchestra has agreed to become a JA BizTown storefront partner for the 2023-2024 school year. Jacqueline Lorber, the CEO of the South Florida Symphony and a JA Alum, said she is thrilled that this new storefront will introduce students to career opportunities in the arts.
“We will be the first storefront that has an arts component, teaching students financial literacy, and the fact that they can have careers in the arts,” she said. “I never imagined I would one day become the CEO of the South Florida Symphony, but here I am. JA helped me get on the right track…I am really proud to be able to bring this program full circle in my life and make it relevant for every single 5th grader in the Broward County school system.”
Each year, 20,000 Broward County Public Schools 5th graders participate in a series of classroom lessons where they learn about applying for jobs, voting, career opportunities, customer service, paychecks, savings and more. Then, they put their knowledge to work at JA BizTown, where they operate a simulated economy and run businesses. Students get hands-on experience at being citizens, consumers, employees and business owners.
About Junior Achievement of South Florida
Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) empowers our youth with the knowledge, ability and confidence to navigate their futures, drive our economy, and lead our community. JA 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; and introduces entrepreneurial values that strengthen workplaces. Last year, with the help of 7,100 trained corporate and community volunteers, JA delivered 20+ programs to over 69,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties and at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion, a first-class facility housing JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. For more information about Junior Achievement of South Florida, visit JASouthFlorida.org. Follow JA on social media @jasouthflorida.
The Symphony Today
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), founded by Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso in 1997, has developed into a superlative cultural institution serving all of South Florida, ranging from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, to Monroe County. Guided by the belief that music is pivotal to community engagement, the SFSO brings vibrancy, innovation, and strengthens public commitment to the arts.
Recent milestones include recognition in Broward County as ‘Major Cultural Institution,’ one of only a handful of organizations to be so honored. In another landmark, the Symphony has been recognized as “Special Presentations Partner” with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Achieving this status is an honor that is rarely bestowed upon an organization. The benefit is that the Broward Center now co-produces concerts with the Symphony and leverages their marketing partners for Symphony co-productions.
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra is a pioneer in its commitment to symphonic music for underserved communities.
The Symphony in the Schools program, begun in 1997, facilitates engagement with the arts for culturally underserved students and their families. The Symphony has touched the lives of over 50,000 students since its inception. For a performance schedule and season tickets, visit southfloridasymphony.org, call (954) 522-8445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.