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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!


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


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 North Florida school!


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JA of North Florida Spotlight

JA of North Florida Golf Classic

JA of North Florida Golf Classic

When: New Date: July 23, 2020
Where: THE PLAYERS Championship Course
Time: Registration opens 8:00 am. Shotgun start 9:30 am.

The Junior Achievement of North Florida Golf Classic is a high-end tournament for the benefit of Junior Achievement of North Florida, held at prestigious THE PLAYERS Championship Course.

JA Bowl-A-Thon for Financial Literacy

JA Bowl-A-Thon for Financial Literacy

When: New Date: Tentatively June 9, 2020
Where: Main Event Entertainment
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

It's time to roll!  Get your team together and come out for a great time with friends and co-workers in support of Junior Achievement and their mission to improve financial literacy in the youth of our community.

Junior Achievement Night at Jacksonville Sharks

Junior Achievement Night at Jacksonville Sharks

When: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Where: Veterans Memorial Arena

A portion of ticket sales from this night will support JA of North Florida! More information coming soon. Contact Tiffany Mackey Guthrie at 904-398-9944 ext.230.

JA Hall of Fame

JA Hall of Fame

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Where: Adam W. Herbert University Center, University of North Florida
Time: Noon to 1:30 pm

The annual JA Hall of Fame honors the dedication and support that individuals and companies have given to Junior Achievement of North Florida. The event 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.

Laureate:  Richard Sisisky, President
The Shircliff & Sisisky Company
JA Hall of Fame Inductee: Steve St. Amand, President
Junior Achievement of North Florida

  • "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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