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JA of Alabama'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.


Junior Achievement of Mobile

About Junior Achievement in Mobile

Junior Achievement of Mobile has reached 73,113 students in 3,128 classrooms since 1999. Reaching over 4,000 K-12 students annually in the Mobile and Baldwin County area, JA connects members of the business community with the classroom to teach experiential, hands-on curriculum.  Programs focus on workforce readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship to cultivate success among students and increase the relevancy of their education.  JA students engage in constructive activities, covering topics such as defining the difference between needs and wants, budgeting skills, workplace ethics, application of entrepreneurial thinking and skills, and running a business.
Schools in our community look to Junior Achievement to provide supplemental learning experiences that help young people develop the competence, confidence, and character to make smart academic and economic decisions.  Junior Achievement programs are offered in a variety of grades in both public and private schools in Mobile and Baldwin County. We also offer opportunities for Job Shadow events for high school students to visit companies to see work in action.  In 2019, we started our first Business Plan Challenge for high school students interested in pitching their business ideas for a chance to earn cash prizes.   Our outreach expands in the 2019-2020 school year to reach more high school students and grow our Business Plan Challenge to reach more students.


Colleen DeVoe
District Program Manager

Junior Achievement of Mobile
P.O.  Box 161194
Mobile, AL  36616
(251) 340-8404
(251) 340-8405 (fax)


Participating Junior Achievement Schools in Mobile 

Alma Bryant High School
Baker High School
Ben C. Rain High School
Bernice J Causey Middle School
Calcedeaver Elementary School
Central Baldwin Middle School
Chickasaw Middle School
Corpus Christi Catholic School
Dawes Intermediate School
Elizabeth Fonde Elementary School
Elsanor Elementary School
Fairhope Elementary School
Fairhope High School
Foley Middle School
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
Hankins Middle School
Loxley Elementary School
Mary B Austin Elementary School
Mary G. Montgomery High School
Pascagoula High School
Phillips Preparatory School
Saraland High School
Saraland Middle School
Spanish Fort High School
United Methodist Inner City Mission-Taylor Park
Vigor High School
W J Carroll Intermediate School
W P Davidson High School
YMCA - Dearborn

* Elementary School Program: K-5th Grades, Middle School Program: 6th-8th Grades, High School Programs: 9th-12th Grades

JA Mobile Top Supporters

Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our business community. These future-forward and civic-minded companies have all helped bring JA programming to our community.

Infirmary Foundation

Southeast Toyota Finance
Smith Dukes
Wells Fargo logo

Junior Achievement of Mobile Board of Directors

Robby McClure — Immediate Past Chair Chair
Vice President
Mobile Infirmary Foundation
Mark P. Eiland — Chairman of the Board
Senior Vice President & Trust Manager
Trustmark Bank
Scott Pate — Vice Chair of Resources
Area Business Manager, SVP
Regions Private Wealth Management
Ryan New — Vice Chair of Programs
Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking
Renasant Bank
Ira Bates, Jr. — Secretary/Treasurer
Community Development Officer
TheFirst Bank
Steve Carey
CertaPro Painters
Greg Manfredi
Assistant General Manager
SSAB Alabama, Inc.
Sharon Moffatt
Area Manager
Spire Gulf Coast
Cheryl Nicholls
Director of Education and Workforce Development
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Bubba O'Gwynn
Senior Vice President and Market President
Martha Peek
Mobile County Public Schools
Bob Riccio
Hand Arendall, LLC
Chris Williams
Senior Business Process Engineer
World Omni Financial Corp.
Victoria Williams
VBA Design, Inc.

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