ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION
Junior Achievement of North Florida is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success
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.
JA of North Florida Spotlight
JA of North Florida Golf Classic - July 21, 2021
$mart Women Make Change! - October 7, 2021
For more information on these and other Junior Achievement events, contact Shannon Italia or call (904) 398-9944 x228.
Click the Learn More button to view all upcoming and past JA events.
JA INSPIRE - A Virtual Career Exploration Program
Junior Achievement's interactive and VIRTUAL career exploration program for 8th and 11th grade students
JA Inspire offers students the opportunity to learn about North Florida's high wage/high demand jobs, prepares them with the necessary education through Junior Achievement's curriculum and exposes students to career and networking opportunities prior to deciding on a career path. For businesses, this is the opportunity to build your future workforce.
For JA INSPIRE Teacher Resources and JA INSPIRE Company Participation and Sponsorships, click the Learn More button.
Become a Virtual Volunteer!
Make a difference in the lives of North Florida's students! We offer several options to volunteer virtually.
Junior Achievement Online Learning
JA is providing free online learning resources for teachers, parents and K-12 students. Click the button to view online lessons and download lesson resources.
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.
Which Way To JA?
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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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 virtually 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 virtually in your community directly with JA of North Florida!
Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom virtually 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 virtually into your North Florida school!
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"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."