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.
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.
Which Way To JA Big Bend?
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 Big Bend through your organization, you can be in the classroom 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 in your community directly with JA Big Bend!
Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom 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 into your Tallahassee school!
"Junior Achievement inspired me to start a business right after high school. While I am in college, I am also running my business and I am enjoying it so much. All thanks to your unit on entrepreneurship. I just wanted to say thank you...!" Andrew (Chiles High School)
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JA Big Bend Spotlight
6th 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.
JA Big Bend Annual Raffle
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.
JA Launch Lesson: Virtual Speaker Series
JA Launch Lesson: Virtual Speaker Series is an inspirational 20-50-minute experience designed to be led by entrepreneurs or business leaders that explores entrepreneurship, careers, and highlights the opportunities, challenges, and preparation required for successful participation in the global economy and workforce. Volunteers ignite the spark of entrepreneurship and encourage students to find their passion by sharing their experience and expertise with the students.
""I learned so much from my involvement with Junior Achievement in high school. The personal growth and self-confidence gained in those three short years continue to serve me today -- more than three decades later." "
"At first, I thought it was going to be very boring. But when you came in I was so excited. I wish you did not have to go but you must."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."