Junior Achievement 
of Tampa Bay, Inc.
November, 2016

Daniela Lopez
Senior at King High School
Dr. Genshaft, President of USF
My childhood of limited means has served as a motivator to act and participate in opportunities that would help my future; opportunities like Junior Achievement. 
As a fifth grader, I went to the Muma JA BizTown where I worked in CVS organizing the merchandise to make it more attractive to customers, which in fact is what inspired me to want to study Business Marketing. 
Junior Achievement most definitely provides students of all ages valuable information on how to manage their financial lives.    
With that in mind, the summer before my Junior year, I was offered the opportunity to participate in Junior Achievement again through their Entrepreneurial Academy.  I had an opportunity to build two business plans and actually implement one of them in a student-run company.  In addition, we got the chance to listen to speakers who worked for many known businesses.  My personal favorite was listening to a man from Disney.  Being a huge Disney fanatic myself, I became excited about the job possibilities on the business side of the industry, something I had not considered before. 
My experience in Junior Achievement has helped me put my doubts aside by showing me that I have the potential to be a successful business woman.  JA has literally given me a chance to work the job I plan to study in my near future.  It has taught me important life lessons, helped me to acquire and develop the skills I will need as I pursue my dreams and my parent's hope for a better life for myself. 

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Is your company signed up to bowl this year for Junior Achievement Tampa Bay? If not call Alex Rolfsen TODAY at (813) 334-8380 or email alex.rolfsen@ja.org

JA Bowl-A-Thon News

We look forward to the following team bowling in November!

GTE Financial

Calling for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers in Pinellas County for Seminole iHawk Academy. We currently have 5-6 classes that are in need of volunteers sometime during the week of November 28th, specific day to be determined.
Anyone who is interested can email:

In Hillsborough County we are in need of volunteers for the following schools:

Feb 2nd @ Oak Grove Elem 
Grades 2 and 3

 Feb 9th @ Martinez MS
 Grades 7 and 8

 Feb 17th @ Kenly Elem
Grades 2 and 3

 All events are 8:30am-12:00pm 
Please email Anna.Ryan@ja.org

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Making a Difference with JA Diploma See
and Paving the Way for JA Finance Park
Thanks to a vision of one individual, an initiative to keep middle school students focused on staying in school has seen much success over the course of eleven years.
Jose Valiente at Pierce Middle School
Jose Valiente developed a JA initiative to deliver JA Economics for Success to impact the lives of students in 8th grade.  Junior Achievement Economics for Success provides practical information at a critical time in an 8th grader's life. This program includes personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student's skills, interest and values. It also demonstrates the economic benefits of staying in school. This year marks the 11th year of JA Diploma See and was held on  October 19 , 20, 21 and 28.   JA Diploma See volunteers will be transferring their time and talents to JA Finance Park next year to join the campaign. JA Finance Park will open to students in 2017-2018 school year, and businesses, individuals and foundations have an exceptional opportunity to support this program. 
Please email jatampabay@ja.org for more information.
Shamus McConomy, VP of Business Services at GTE and JA Connections Board member leads GTE volunteers at Pierce Middle School
Volunteers from CliftonLarsenAllen, including Jose Valiente and Jack Rybicki, JA Regional Board member volunteer at Pierce Middle School

Email JATampaBay@ja.org to register
Night on the BizTown
The Circle of Enterprising Women wishes to thank all the guests and sponsors for a successful inaugural event held on October 21st at Muma JA BizTown. Guests enjoyed tasty bites and beverages, along with entertainment against the backdrop of the enterprising facility of 23 storefronts known as "JA BizTown." 
Circle of Enterprising Women thank Sandy and Sandy MacKinnon (MacKinnon Family Foundation) for being the Presenting Sponsor. Event co-chairs were CEW members, Tiffany Price and Jessica Rybicki. The event planning committee organized a selection of auction items and raffle prizes, as well as a savory selection of food and beverages from Cafe Ponte, Cheese Please, Cloud 9 Confections, Cru Cellars, Oxford Exchange, Salt Block Catering,
 Three Daughter's Brewing and Tito's Vodka. Thank you to allthe sponsors, donors and vendors for your help in making this event a huge success. All proceeds support Junior Achievement programming in the Tampa Bay area and the mission to empower young people to own their economic success.
left to right-Jack and Jessica Rybicki, Sandy and Sandy MacKinnon, Tiffany and Scott Price
Thank you JA Volunteers!
 Junior Achievement programs teach Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship to students in  Kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2015-2016 school year, 10,357 volunteers reached 99,234 students in Tampa Bay. We appreciate our volunteers!
Volunteers from Kobie Marketing, Regions, CareerSource and SPC Collegiate High School taught JA programs to the whole school on October 28th.
Students at Lynch Elementary received JA programming  on October 21 from volunteers at CBIZ.
JA Job Shadow students from Pinellas Park spend a day at Microsoft on October 19th
Volunteers from GE Aviation taught at Cross Bayou Elementary on October 20th.
T. Rowe Price volunteers helped 116 5th graders from Kimbell Elementary on October 14th

A record setting day at JA BizTown with 182 students from Crestwood Elementary on October 28th! Volunteers from T. Rowe Price made it all possible.

Students from the University of Tampa teach 3rd and 4th grade at Rampello for the first UT Day of Difference

Annual USF JA Day of Difference was held on 10-28-16 at Pizzo and USF/Patel Elementary. 45 USF students presented JA programs to 413 students in grades 3-5.
HSBC Volunteers Teach JA More than Money

Thanks to a grant offered nationally through HSBC, JA students benefit from volunteers on a monthly basis. 
We are in the 9th year of the JA More than Money initiative.  The goal for 2016-2017 is to reach a total of 1,500 students with JA More than Money with at least 67 volunteers from HSBC.

On October 13th,  14 volunteers presented  JA More Than Money to 174 students in 8 classes at Bing Elementary.