TOMORROWS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams
Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.
JA Big Bend's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.
JA Big Bend Spotlight
7th Annual JA Big Bend Shark Bowl
The concept for Shark Bowl came from a very real need in our community- the need to engage teens and young adults in understanding "business." Whether students become business owners or not, they will gain valuable insights and confidence that will serve them for a lifetime.
Support Local Golden Ticket
Do you want to support local businesses and also empower the next generation of leaders? Be on the lookout for Junior Achievement Big Bend's "Support Local Golden Ticket". More information coming soon.
JA Big Bend Golf Classic
The JA Big Bend Golf Classic is a great opportunity to help the youth of our community understand the world of business, economics, and finance. You will also enjoy course challenges such as Longest Putt, Longest Drive, Hole-in-One, On-in-Two, and Best from Beach.
Become a JA Volunteer!
Do you want to make a difference in the Big Bend community? Inspire a future generation? JA Big Bend proves an amazing and rewarding volunteer experience for YOU to jump on! We have several opportunities for business leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates of our mission to teach K-12 students within the Big Bend area! Click the Learn More button to start your volunteer journey.
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.
hOW YOU CAN GET STARTED
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Tallahassee by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA Big Bend!
By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom virtually during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer virtually in your community directly with JA Big Bend!
Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom virtually to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs virtually into your Tallahassee school!
"I learned how to make a lean canvas and how to turn an idea into reality. I learned that when I really put my mind to it, I can be creative and come up with solutions to a problem." Chiles High School Student
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"Excellent program from start to finish, my presenters were phenomenal. The Program Manager was very helpful, knowledgeable, passionate, and assisted every step of the way. "
"When you can assist in sparking passion in someone else it's incredibly rewarding."
"The JA program has helped me be more confident and has allowed me to think deeply about what is to come for my future and how to approach it."