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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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IberiaBank volunteer completes JA program at Hogan Spring Glen Elementary

This spring semester Tanya Guydos, Vice President of Iberiabank in Jacksonville, spent time each week teaching a kindergarten class at Hogan Spring Glen Elementary. She volunteered to teach the Junior Achievement program, JA Ourselves , and shared her experiences with JA program director Melissa Covey throughout the Spring. February 2017 "Today we did the voting  lesson and...
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Junior Achievement enriches summer camp at Seamark Ranch

Kids at Seamark Ranch got to experience the fun, hands-on lessons of  JA Ourselves®  during their time at summer camp. Seamark Ranch's 468-acre campus in North Florida includes a farm that gives kids the chance to cultivate and grow their food, and reap the benefits of hard work. Seamark Ranch used JA Ourselves during their summer camp. "The groups seemed very appreciative of...
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Mentor Duval County high school students as they start companies in JA Company Program!


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New school year, new ways to become involved with JA

Hard to believe it is September! We were busy all summer long bringing our financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs to summer camps throughout Jacksonville. We held our first-ever crowdfunding campaign for the summer programs, raising just shy of $2,000. A HUGE thank you to all who donated! Now that the new school year has started, we are busy recruiting, training volunteers...
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