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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest Florida!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

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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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Southwest Florida!

EDUCATOR

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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Southwest Florida school!
 

10,658
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
440
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
288
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
56
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

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JA of Southwest Florida Spotlight

JA Bowl-a-Thon

JA Bowl-a-Thon

When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Where: HeadPinz Entertainment Center, 14513 Global Parkway, Fort Myers
Time: 5:30am – 8:030pm

The event that raises funds to support Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida programs throughout schools in Southwest Florida.

JA Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

JA Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Where: Ritz Carlton, Naples beach resort, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Time: Reception at 5pm, Dinner/Program at 6:30pm

In this prestigious event, Junior Achievement will be honoring influential, visionary leaders (individual or organizations) from the business community that have made a significant impact, created new opportunities and elevated the educational landscape for youth in their communities in regards to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness.

JA Breaking Par at Grandezza

JA Breaking Par at Grandezza

When: April 21 and 22, 2018
Where: The Club at Grandezza

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

JA Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

JA Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Where: Hyatt Coconut Point
Time: Reception at 5pm, Dinner/Program at 6:30pm

In this prestigious event, Junior Achievement will be honoring influential, visionary leaders (individual or organizations) from the business community that have made a significant impact, created new opportunities and elevated the educational landscape for youth in their communities in regards to financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness.

  • "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