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Junior Achievement of North Florida Welcomes New Board Chair

Mary Ann Callahan will take over as chair on July 1 Jacksonville, Fla., June 29, 2020 – Junior Achievement of North Florida is pleased to announce Mary Ann Callahan is the new chair of the board of directors. Callahan will take over the leadership role on July 1. She has previously served on the executive committee as vice-chair and secretary. “Junior Achievement is...
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Why JA? And Why Now?

  Why JA? And Why Now? A Response to the Uncertainty and Inequity Facing Gen Z The economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis has impacted everyone. But it has been particularly challenging for certain groups -- including young people.   Click the button below to read the full report and learn more on:   Growing Up in a Time of...
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Meet Our Staff Series: Stephen Burslem, Program Manager, Northside & Downtown

Meet Stephen Burslem, Program Manager for Northside and Downtown Where are you from? 
Born in Delaware, grew up in Georgia & Connecticut, and now I’m 5 years into living in Jacksonville!   How did you get started with Junior Achievement?
 Via the NonProfit Center website. All my previous jobs were in education so I knew I wanted to continue in that...
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JA of North Florida Actions to Support Racial Equality

  Over the past few months, we as a nation, community and organization have faced many challenges, disappointments, and setbacks.  Specifically, the killing of George Floyd has resurrected the fact that blacks continue to experience inequalities in our country.  His death also prompts conversation, reflection and, most importantly, response about how best to support change...
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Class of 2020 Survey: Half of Graduating Seniors Change Plans for After High School Due to COVID-19

Changes Include Delaying Start of College, Working for Money, and Switching Career Plans, According to Research by JA and PMIEF Roughly half (49%) of Class of 2020 graduating seniors say their plans for after high school have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Of those whose plans...
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