Junior Achievement 
of Tampa Bay, Inc.
December,  2016

Volunteers Needed for  
JA Finance Park Virtual

Training Location Options:

1. Bill Poe Family Junior Achievement Center 
13707 N 22nd  St, Tampa

Thursday, Jan 26th
3:00pm -4:30pm
Wednesday, Feb 8th

2. CliftonLarsonAllen  LLP 
201 N. Franklin St 
Suite 2500, Tampa

Wednesday, Jan 25th
Wednesday, Feb 8th 

or  Contact Carla Prescott at  (813) 631-1410 ext. 222 or Carla.prescott@ja.org

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

Thank you to 
GTE Financial
for bowling in November! 

Calling for Volunteers

Pinellas County

Pinellas Park Criminal Justice Academy 
JA Career Success 
Starting in January on Mondays ONLY weekly


Hillsborough County 

January 19th @  BC Graham Elem
Grades 2 and 3

Feb 2nd @ Oak Grove Elem 
Grades 2 and 3

 Feb 9th @ Martinez MS
 Grades 7 and 8

Feb 16th @ Bellamy Elem
Grades 1 and 2

 Feb 17th @ Kenly Elem
Grades 2 and 3

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


Muma JA BizTown 

January  5, 10, 11, 20
February  3, 7, 14, 16, 21, 23, 24
March  3, 7, 9, 10, 30
April  25, 26, 27
May  2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 22, 25

All dates are 8:00am - 1:15pm

Contact Sally Eidge at 
(813) 631-1410 ext 228 
or email:

JA Day of Difference 

On November 4th, volunteers from the USF College of Education worked with students at  Miles Elementary.

Fifth Grade Volunteers

Fourth Grade Volunteers

Third Grade Volunteers

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 Junior Achievement Sharks Entrepreneurship Club from Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School

Members from Junior Achievement's Sharks Entrepreneurship Club at Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School, learned firsthand what it takes to be successful in today's work place!  On November 29, 2016, Bank of America hosted 28 students from the club on a job site visit talking to them about their jobs and their career paths.  "After our day at Bank of America, I see how important my education is to my future.  It has motivated me to want to do better in school."  ~Rebecca.
The visit also provided an opportunity for the Bank of America executives to evaluate and provide constructive feedback on the club's business plan and product for their student-run company called "Cozzzay." The Cozzzay blanket is a unique covering that incorporates an adjustable pouch to the end of a blanket so that your feet will never get cold.  "Presenting our business plan was my favorite part of the visit. I appreciate how interested they were and also for their suggestions on how we can be better." ~ Feyanna.
A special thanks to Bank of America, Robert Mossbacher, Ann Shaler, Millie Capote, Jose Fourquest, Steve Turner, Sharon Aronson, and Santonio Isom for their time and for sharing their expertise with our students.  It is experiences like this that  leave a lasting impact on their lives, giving them the tools they will need to succeed! 
HSBC Teaches Updated JA Programming
The new JA Global Marketplace, sponsored by HSBC was rolled out on November 17th at Dowdell Middle School. Sixth grade students enjoyed the new programming taught by HSBC volunteers.

We've reached 94% of our Phase I goal! 
Thank you to all individual and corporate donors who have pledged their support to the Building Our Future Campaign which will fund the future JA Finance Park facility to open Fall, 2017.  You can make your pledge online at:

or email Richard.George@ja.org for a Letter of Intent. 
JA Descends Upon 
Dowdell Middle Schoo
     On November 17th, all students in Grades 6, 7 and 8 at Dowdell Middle School received JA programming during the annual Hillsborough County Great American Teach-in Day. Pictures below are volunteers from Willis Towers Watson and Grow Financial  who presented JA Economics for Success to 7th and 8th grade students.

Volunteers from Willis Towers Watson 
Grow Financial Volunteers

Volunteer Recognition
The fall season was busy for Junior Achievment programming. Here are just a few highlights.
Hartmut Liebel, CEO at iQor, taught JA Economics for Success at Seminole High on December 2nd.
Circle of Enterprising Women members, Karol Tanner, Jill Williams, Dee Garcia and Katie Gatchell joined PwC to volunteer at JA BizTown on December 2nd.
Carl Czarnik, VP of Human Resources at Gerdau Ameristeel and also a JA Regional Board Member, taught JA Economics for Success at Sargent Smith Middle School on October 21st. 
Hillsborough High School JROTC had a great day with 8th grade students at Memorial Middle School teaching JA It's My Future
Ford Motor Credit volunteers continue the tradition at Kenly Elementary teaching 1st grade students JA Our Families
Capital One volunteers at Crestwood Elementary teaching 3rd and 4th grade students JA Our City and JA Our Region
USF Athletics volunteered at Muma JA BizTown on December 6th

On September 22nd, USF Athletics volunteered at Muma JA BizTown
HSBC volunteers at Palm River Elementary on December 8th  teaching 1st graders JA Our Families
Clair-Mel Elementary 1st graders learned about needs and wants on December 8th from HSBC volunteers

Celebrate Junior Achievement 
Breaks Records

More than 400 friends of Junior Achievement attended the annual Celebrate Junior Achievement luncheon on November 18th, held at the Tampa Downtown Hilton. This year's event was chaired by Sheryl and Joe Teague who shared this message to the JA Board of Directors, "As much as anything else, we know our guests were inspired by the positive impact our programs have on the lives of our students.  Your support and leadership is very much appreciated." 
For those who were in attendance - thank you for an amazing turnout.  We all can agree that this program highlighted the hope and support that our JA volunteers and programs provide our young people.  Below is a link to the highlights of our featured student speakers.  If you were unable to join us, I encourage you to take a few minutes to view. Celebrate Junior Achievement Student Speakers
Thanks to you, JA Tampa Bay, has a tremendous foundation to advance our mission to impact more students in the future.  As you have heard from Sheryl and Joe Teague, we broke our previous record for donations at a single event!  Please know that we are all grateful for your support.
If you were unable to attend, but are still interested in supporting the Junior Achievement students in Tampa Bay, please Donate Here.
JA BizTown Summer Camp
June 12-16, 2017
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Ages 10-12 year
Cost $210 week
$185/week plus Registration Fee: $25
Payments due May 1, 2017
At JA BizTown Camp, campers compute business expenses, operate a business, manage savings and checking accounts, become responsible consumers, and operate JA BizTown and more!

Visit our website  www.jatampabay.org  to sign up today!
For information: 
Contact Sally Eidge at sally.eidge@ja.orgĂ‚ or call (813) 631-1410 ext. 228
Bill Poe Family JA Center
Home of the Muma JA BizTown
13707 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, Florida 33613