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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

Junior Achievement celebrates 100 years!

Junior Achievement celebrates 100 years!

When: All Year Long in 2019

For 100 Years, Junior Achievement has been preparing young people for brighter futures. Help us reach our Centennial goal of getting #100 JA Program Kits for 100 Classrooms!

JA of North Florida receives Challenge Grant from Delores Barr Weaver Fund

JA of North Florida receives Challenge Grant from Delores Barr Weaver Fund

When: Now through December 31, 2019

Mrs. Weaver has offered a $35,000 1:1 challenge grant to Junior Achievement of North Florida. We are asking for the community's help in raising $35,000 before December 31, 2019 to help fund the programs which help young people learn financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship.

Jacksonville's Golden Ticket

Jacksonville's Golden Ticket

When: Until August 29th

Your chance to win Jacksonville's Ultimate Entertainment Package! Winner drawn August 30th via Facebook Live on the JA of North Florida Facebook page.

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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