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Acknowledging a superhero volunteer during Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 23-29 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Our hardworking volunteers have made an impact on many students' lives, and for that we thank them! Halley McKenzie (pictured, with JA North Florida President Steve St. Amand) received the Richard Maxwell Award at the Hall of Fame event in March 2017. And rightfully so! Halley has been teaching JA programs for 10 years, is now...
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EverBank partners with Junior Achievement to teach financial litearcy

Thanks to partners like EverBank , we're able to bring financial literacy lessons to thousands of students in Duval County Public Schools each year! EverBank created this great video showing our partnership. The following originally appeared on EverBank's website : "For reasons that should be pretty clear to all, we place great importance on the value of sound money management skills...
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JA of North Florida receives 2016 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant

Thank you State Farm! At our August 18 Board meeting, State Representative Jay Fant joined State Farm agents to present a $5,000 check to fund our 'JA Work$' initiative. We are so honored to be a recipient of State Farm's 2016 Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant! The grant will fund our 'JA Work$' initiative that brings real-world financial literacy & workforce preparation to high...
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5th graders think about future career paths with JA Our Nation®

Junior Achievement programs teach work readiness and behavioral skills such as what is required to land a job. One of those programs, JA Our Nation , is redeveloped for the new school year. Through hands-on classroom activities, the program provides upper-elementary students with practical information about the nation's free market system and how it serves as an economic engine for...
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'Day of the Girl' presented by Junior Achievement and JaxPAL

Junior Achievement and Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. present inaugural ‘Day of the Girl’ for girls ages 10-18 A day ALL about girls! Day of the Girl is a subprogram under Junior Achievement 's JA Girl$ initiative. JA Girl$ and partner organizations, companies, and local entrepreneurs will facilitate workshops on topics of concern for 300 girls in...
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