JA Shark Bowl | Junior Achievement Big Bend

JA Big Bend Shark Bowl

Shark Bowl
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Where: University Club Center, FSU Stadium
Time: 6:00pm
Junior Achievement Big Bend and Leon County Schools have partnered to provide local students with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship. Leaders from the business community volunteer to provide students with first-hand experiences, helping students create a unique business idea and completing their own business model. JA "Be Entrepreneurial" is reaching nearly 1,500 area high school students annually.
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. Every student who learns about entrepreneurship is better for it!  While developing an understanding of what it takes to run a business, they also become better workers and employees. The JA Big Bend Shark Bowl is a countywide competition of 25 students. Five finalists from each high school include one stage presentation and four student interactive displays.
Shark Bowl
 The following area high schools participated in this program: 
• Chiles High School
• Godby High School
• Leon High School
• Lincoln High School
• Rickards High School
The inaugural Shark Bowl competition would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. In addition to supporting this event, many have provided scholarships and prizes for our competing students.

Let's get the ball rolling! 

Email Kristi Strickland or call (850) 544-5510 to learn more!


Presenting Partners

FSU College of Business                    FAMU School of Business + Industry


Great White Shark

FSU Credit Union                     The Jim Moran Institute


Whale Shark

Regions             SunTrust          Spark Igniting Enrepreneurs             

Tiger Shark

Nobles Consulting Group               Whataburger


Bull Shark



Become a Sponsor!
Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Email Kristi Strickland or call (850) 544-5510 to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Shark Bowl!
  • ""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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