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Junior Achievement of North Florida


About Junior Achievement of North Florida

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

Junior Achievement of North Florida was chartered in 1963 and has since operated on the principal that economic education and workforce preparation contribute to a lifetime of success.


Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business?

Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.


JA of North Florida Student Reach

JA of North Florida reached 58,777 students during the 2016-17 school year. This would not be possible without the involvement of dedicated board members, classroom volunteers and generous supporters.

Junior Achievement programs work. Outcome results indicate:

  • 82% of students said that JA made them see that what is being learned in school can be used in the real world
  • 93% of students want JA in their class next year
  • 100% of teachers said that JA complimented and/or enhanced their classroom curriculum
  • 100% of volunteers rated JA programs as effective programs for students


Our Purpose

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.


Our Values

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
  • Commitment to the principles of market based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals


View JA of North Florida Fact Sheet PDF