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  • Donations - Please consider making a tax-deductible gift/ donation to extend your impact and continue making a difference in our community. Make no mistake: your gift makes a huge impact on our children live. Click here to donate to JA.


  • Target.com/circle - Target Circle's community giving campaign officially launches in our market beginning January 1st, and voting is open for our organization through the Target mobile app and website until March 31st. Create an account and Vote for JACF!


  • Amazonsmile.com - Are you an Amazon.com shopper? If so, AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price directly to Junior Achievement of Central Florida!

    Click here to directly support Junior Achievement of Central Florida.

    If you already use AmazonSmile but would like to change your charitable recipient, please follow these instructions:

     1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

     2. Select "Your Account." Then,  Select "Change your Charity."

     4. Search for and select "Junior Achievement of Central Florida".

     5. Make sure to confirm your selection.

    Reminder: You must always start at smile.amazon.com to support Junior Achievement of Central Florida. Purchases from "Amazon.com" will not qualify.

The redeveloped JA Finance Park Virtual Simulation Program is here.

Congratulations Oak Ridge High Student Marley Torres - a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist!

Scholar Society  - is committed to improving the lives of students. Click here to learn more. 






Thank you for your patience & support. 



Out of an abundance of caution, Junior Achievement of Central Florida office is closed and our Team Members are working remotely until further notice.

We are busy preparing and adapting to our schools reopening guidelines and learning needs as they are determined this fall. We know our programs and volunteers are the heart of JA. Our new delivery modes will allow volunteers to impact and inspire our K-12 students both in class or virtually. Thank you for your continued support.



What Is Junior Achievement?

Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.  

Junior Achievement's programs - in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy - ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life.  

Junior Achievement USA reaches millions of students each year in classrooms and after-school locations.  JA programs are taught by volunteers throughout the United States, by 107 Area Offices in all 50 states. 

Junior Achievement of Central Florida helps thousands of K-12 students each year prepare for their futures through real-world educational programming.  Since 1961, JA's unique approach to classroom learning allows community volunteers to deliver our curriculum while sharing their experiences with students - building a bridge of engagement between the classroom and the workplace.  Working together with our community partners, JACF creates hope and inspires tomorrows.