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Junior Achievement Big Bend
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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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.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA Big Bend?

Corporate Donor

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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Individual Donor

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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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

Luck O' The Irish JA Raffle

Luck O' The Irish JA Raffle

When: May 17, 2018
Where: 2840 Pablo Ave. Tallahassee, FL 32308
Time: 6:30 PM

A trip of a lifetime is waiting for you to enter! 7 days and 6 nights in Ireland is waiting for you at the other side of the rainbow. A single raffle ticket could win you a trip for two to Galway, Ireland. 

JA Big Bend Golf Classic

JA Big Bend Golf Classic

When: October 2018

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 Longest Put, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin Challenges, etc. 

3rd Annual Shark Bowl!

3rd Annual Shark Bowl!

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Where: FSU/Turnbull Conference Center
Time: 6:00pm

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.

Calling all JA Alumni!

Calling all JA Alumni!

Check out the stories behind Junior Achievement Volunteers, Educators and Students. You'll learn about the incredible impact JA has had on these individuals and how your involvement can make a difference. 

  • ""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." "

    -Karen Emanuelson
  • "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."

    -Junior Achievement Student, Erin
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (850) 544-5510 or email us!