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JA of North Florida Hosts Second FedEx Junior Business Challenge on the PGA Tour

FedEx Business ChallengeOn Wednesday, May 11 students in the JA Company Program showed off their business to professionals in the Florida area during the FedEx Junior Business Challenge at THE PLAYERS Championship.

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Junior Achievement of North Florida and Voya Financial Launch  ‘Skills to Achieve' Program

$5,000 grant to expand program presented during launch on April 20


Voya presents $5000 grant to Junior Achievement

Voya Financial, Inc. and Junior Achievement of North Florida announced the launch of an innovative, new program called Skills to Achieve, an effort that invites high school students to participate in a stimulating, one-day program hosted by various corporations. Students learn what 
skills are needed to succeed in a specific industry, and employee-volunteers teach participating students lessons on financial literacy and workforce readiness using the Junior Achievement (JA) curriculum.
"The Skills to Achieve program developed for Voya Financial by Junior Achievement is a testament to both organizations' commitment to youthful career exploration and financial success," Steve St. Amand, president, Junior Achievement of North Florida. "Voya is a leader in financial planning, and Junior Achievement is the world's largest financial literacy program provider. The partnership will help more young people appreciate the opportunities at their disposal and what they have to do to succeed."

Teens and Personal Finance Survey2017 Teens and Personal Finance Survey results released by Junior Achievement USA

The survey of 1,000 teens between the ages of 13 and 17 was conducted by Opinion Research International between March 14 and 21, 2017.

The focus of the poll included teens' perceptions related to income tax rates, their understanding of 401Ks, and future income expectations.

Read the full results here.





Junior Achievement honors Jacksonville philanthropist Lawrence "Laurie" DuBow at 2017 Hall of Fame

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JA of North Florida receives grant from Bank of America Intergenerational Employee Network (IGEN)

Thanks to a national initiative by Bank of America's Intergenerational Employee Network (IGEN), JA of North Florida will receive a portion of $20,000 being awarded nationally to Junior Achievement!

This grant will bring "JA in a Day" to students at Westview K-8 on Wednesday, December 14. Bank of America employees will teach JA It's My Business (6th grade), JA It's My Future (7th grade), and JA Economics For Success (8th grade) during this one-day event.

These Title I middle school students will receive JA's financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs, who otherwise would not. Thank you Bank of America!



Junior Achievement will honor Jacksonville philanthropist Lawrence "Laurie" DuBow at 2017 Hall of Fame

On March 13, 2017 Junior Achievement will present Lawrence DuBow with the Thompson S. Baker Award during the JA Hall of Fame. The "Thompson S. Baker ‘Solid as a Rock' Award" is presented by Junior Achievement of North Florida to an individual who has influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community.

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EverBank partners with Junior Achievement to teach financial literacy



The Allstate Foundation grants Junior Achievement $15,000 for youth workforce development

Junior Achievement of North Florida received a grant from The Allstate Foundation for the JA Work$ program which empowers youth to enter the workforce.

Two hundred students from Andrew Jackson and Ribault High Schools participated in the JA Personal Finance and JA Career Success programs as part of JA Work$. They learned about crucial workplace skills employers seek and the tools to find a job including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques. They also set their own personal financial plan and goals! Read More


State Farm grants $5,000 to Junior Achievement for High School Workforce Preparation Program

We are pleased to announce we've been granted a 2016 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant in the amount of $5,000! This grant will help us carry out our JA Work$ initiative, teaching workforce preparation to students from Ed White, Lee and Ribault High Schools. Three hundred students will be exposed to financial literacy concepts, resume writing, job interviews and the responsibilities of work through JA's professionally developed workforce preparation programs and activities. Read More



Southside teens to receive career mentoring with AT&T employees

Junior Achievement (JA) of North Florida is bringing important financial literacy lessons to at-risk students in Jacksonville as part of a contribution from AT&T, through its signature education initiative AT&T Aspire. Seventh and eighth grade students at Southside Middle School will be assigned an AT&T mentor through the JA Job Shadow™ program, which gives students a firsthand glimpse into a professional career. Read more



Local Students to learn financial literacy skills thanks to grant from MassMutual

For the third year in a row, MassMutual proves its commitment to financial literacy with a generous grant to implement Junior Achievement programming in 12 JA Areas. JA of North Florida has been named one of 12 Areas to benefit from MassMutual's generous gift.

On October 27, 2015 MassMutual volunteers taught Highlands Elementary's first grade students entrepreneurship lessons from JA Our Families®. Since 2013, MassMutual's commitment to Junior Achievement has facilitated financial education for nearly 3,000 students in 12 communities across the U.S.


MassMutual volunteers teaching JA in a Day at Highlands Elementary on Oct. 27, 2015. 


New JA Company Program® gives Jacksonville Teens 21st Century Entrepreneurial Experience

Junior Achievement, in partnership with The Hartford, unveiled its reimagined JA Company Program® to provide aspiring teen entrepreneurs with the skills and real-world experience to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. 
Now digitized, the updated JA Company Program® includes 13 new modular experiences as part of a blended-learning approach that offers groups of students the opportunity to understand the steps involved in launching their own businesses while learning the basics of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business success. 

JA Company Program® Sponsored By
                  The Henry & Lucy Gooding Endowment
Special thanks to Citi Foundation and The Henry & Lucy Gooding Endowment, whose funding makes JA Company Program possible in Duval County Schools. Learn more.

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