Junior Achievement of Central Florida's (JACF) highly effective programs benefits thousands of students in grades K-12 throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. Your participation in our events makes it possible to offer robust educational JA programs to our schools at no cost!  

Listed here are just a few of the many events available to support Junior Achievement of Central Florida!  For more information about how you can get involved as a participant, sponsor or vendor, please contact 
Kristine Vorpagel, Vice President of Development at 407.270.4962.

Each year, Junior Achievement of Central Florida hosts the prestigious Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame event to honor local prominent business persons who have made extraordinary contributions of leadership to our community. The highlight of the event is seeing our Junior Achievement students serve as the hosts for the evening and present the newly inducted members of the Hall of Fame and the Spirit of Achievement.  Our next Hall of Fame will be scheduled for Fall 2021.  More information coming soon!

JA Inspire Virtual empowers middle school students with the support and commitment of our Sponsors.  More than 4,500 middle school students, from across Central Florida, will engage virtaully with JA Inspire companies to create connections that allow them to build an understanding of the cross-section of high-demand jobs available to them in the future, from skilled trades to highly technical STEM related careers and beyond. Mark your calendars for late spring 2021 for Osceola County JA Inspire Virtual program. Dates to be determined. Together, you will inspire over 4,500 8th grade students to become workforce ready.

If you love golf, we have a great event for you!  Our annual Drive Our Future Golf Classic is a fun, daytime event perfect for company teambuildig or even networking with local Central Florida business leaders.  Make plans to join our next golfing event at Drive Shack Orlando in June 2021.  Contact Kristine Vorpagel for information about sponsorships or to register your group to play at 407.270.4962 or kvorpagel@jacentralfl.org.   Proceeds from the event help support students at the JA Academy | 3DE by Junior Achievement. 

Tradionally, from January through June, JACF welcomes participants from local companies who support JA programs at our signature event, the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. Through the JA Bowl-A-Thon, companies come together for a fun social outing and teambuilding opportunity while raising money for students in our community.  Contact us today about hosting your own company Bowl-A-Thon once we are able to return to socail gatherings.   

The Annual 4.01k Race for Financial Fitness™ is a fun, family-friendly event benefiting Junior Achievement of Central Florida. The event is sponsored by local companies who send runners to compete in the race. Vendors and sponsors are invited to distribute materials that help runners understand their financial options and give more insight into financial planning. Participants of all ages are welcomed to participate!  Make plans to join us in 2021 or this exciting community event!  


There are many opportunities to participate in Junior Achievement!  Volunteer, be a corporate sponsor for a special event, or participate in a program. From bowling to golf to inspiring students - there's something for everyone!  Call the JA office at 407-898-2121 for more information.