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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of North Florida
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of North Florida'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?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in North Florida 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 of North Florida!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

By volunteering for JA 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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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of North Florida!

EDUCATOR

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 North Florida school!
 

59,439
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018
2,530
CLASSES LOCALLY
2017-2018
991
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2017-2018
152
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2017-2018

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JA of North Florida Spotlight

JA Hall of Fame

JA Hall of Fame

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Where: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM Luncheon

The annual JA Hall of Fame is marked with the presentation of the Thompson S. Baker Award, given to an individual who has influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community.

4th Annual Day of the Girl

4th Annual Day of the Girl

When: Friday, July 12, 2019
Where: UNF Student Union
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A day all about girls, the event is centered around bringing together young women from across Jacksonville to celebrate, empower, and inspire one another to dream big and reach their full potential.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteer Opportunities!

When: Year round during the school year!
Where: Elementary, Middle and High schools in the North Florida region

Volunteer with JA in your community! See our immediate volunteer needs in Jacksonville, Duval, St Johns, Clay County and more.

JA Financial Literacy Center

JA Financial Literacy Center

Where: 1010 Acorn Street, Jacksonville FL 32209 (Inside Mitchell Community Center)

Third graders spend the day at the JA Financial Literacy Center and receive the JA Our City program, the Economics of Healthy Eating program and a shopping visit to the Jacksonville Farmers Market. 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "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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