Junior Achievement 
of Tampa Bay, Inc.
October, 2016

Khai Mitchell
6 th Grader
JA BizTown Alumnus

"The Muma JA BizTown is like Corporate America run by kids!  Walking down the main street of BizTown on both sides you will see realistic businesses.  There is a lot of activity in those businesses because everyone is busy doing their job!
I got to go to JA BizTown twice, once with my school as a 5th grader and again during the summer.  The first time I was the CEO of USF/TGH Health and the second time I was the operating room nurse because it was most similar to my dad's job.
I enjoyed problem solving as situations came up.  For example, when the radio manager was arguing with the security officer, I helped resolve the issue.  I also saw a lot of team work and the ability to work independently. 
When I turn 13 I plan on starting up a doggie hotel or at least work in one, and by the time I am 30, I want to be in the Air Force and become a surgeon like my father did.  And beyond that, gain the leadership skills that I will need to someday be President.  Thank you Junior Achievement!"
Thank you to our Volunteers!

On Wednesday September 28 th , twelve volunteers from Regions Bank delivered financial literacy education to the 4 th grade students of Eisenhower Elementary in Clearwater. Thank you Regions!

A successful JA Day was held at Tinker K-8 School on September 28th. Volunteers from USAA & MacDill Air Force Base partnered to present JA programs to 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students.  We look forward to repeating this experience   in February and thank these organizations for their partnership.

Be A JA Hero! 
Be a JA Bowler!

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 teams bowling in October!
American Momentum Bank, Invest Financial, Kablelink Communications, MetLife,PSCU, Raytheon, Vulcan Materials and
 West Point Underwriters

Calling for Volunteers

We are looking for weekly volunteers in Pinellas County to teach JA Career Success to students at Seminole High School. We are working with the iHawk Academy as well as the Construction Technology classes. We currently have 6 classes that are in need of volunteers.
These classes will begin in mid October. Dates are flexible and set by the volunteer and the classroom teacher. All it takes is 4 visits to help these students own their economic success.
Anyone who is interested can email:

Class times are as follows: 

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Gathering of Heroes

On September 15th, Karen Seel, Pinellas County Commissioner and JA Regional Board Member, hosted a small gathering of
Hostess Karen Seel with JA student alumnus Danelle Dorsey
Pinellas co unty residents in her home. Karen wanted to share the mission of Junior Achievement in this private setting.
JA alumnus, Danelle Dorsey, shared her testimonial which was in inspirational story of courage and perseverance, bolstered by skills and support from her Junior Achievement experience. We thank Karen and Ron Seel for hosting this event as well as the Host Committee, including Sheriff Bob Gaultieri, Robin and Alex Glenn, Dr. Mike Grego, Pam and Les Muma, Ellen Stavros, Carrie and Bill Tapp, Holly and John Tomlin, and Kelly and David Wilbanks. 

Volunteers - Register Here or Call 
Carla Prescott at 813-631-1410 Ext 222


Email JATampaBay@ja.org to register

The 8th 
Annual Tru-Bridge
"Jammin' Out for JA" Fundraising Event
Saturday, October 15th 
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Hula Bay
5201 W. Tyson Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
The evening will feature live music from the acoustic duo Liquid Rhythm which includes JA Board member Bobby Pastorius.  Please note, there will be a $20 cover charge per guest. 100% of the proceeds collected will be donated to JA of Tampa Bay.  Complimentary appetizers will also be served.
Tru-Bridge, Inc. ( www.tru-bridge.com) specializes in the placement of accounting and finance professionals in the Tampa Bay area and is a proud partner of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay.  

There is still a training session on October 5th - Register Here!


Circle of Enterprising Women invites you to purchase tickets here, or call 813.539.3029

Circle of Enterprising Women Host
Membership Luncheon
On September 15th, Circle of Enterprising Women hosted the 2nd Annual Membership Luncheon at the Centre Club in Tampa.   Thank you to Betty Castor who was the Keynote Speaker and Daniela Lopez, JA student for sharing their inspirational stories. 
Betty Castor,Keynote Speaker
Judy Genshaft, President of USF and JA Board Member with Daniela Lopez