Welcome to JA of Tampa Bay - Manatee District

What is JA?
Junior Achievement is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. This year more than 2,000 business professionals, parents, retirees and college students will enter our schools to teach Junior Achievement programs. These volunteers use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement curricula practical and realistic. Providing children with positive adult role models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence, develop skills and find avenues of success in our free enterprise system, is a hallmark of Junior Achievement.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization. Our programs are taught by classroom volunteers from the business community in your area across America and in over 123 countries worldwide and reaches 9.7 million students.

What does JA do?
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. After all, kids are our future.

JA of Tampa Bay 
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay incorporates 12 different counties: Alachua, Citrus, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.

Contact Info

Melissa Ferlazzo

Education Program Manager

5077 Fruitville Road, #109-303

Sarasota, FL 34232

Melissa.ferlazzo@ja.org

941-780-2868

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