Junior Achievement 
of Tampa Bay, Inc.
February, 2017
Yusuf Fattah
King High School
I participated twice in the Junior Achievement Entrepreneurial Academy.   The ingenuity and rigorous thinking that is required of us is what encouraged us all to push ourselves and lit the sparks within us in what will be the leaders of tomorrow.
With the confidence and strength that Junior Achievement instilled in me, I was elected as the Future Business Leaders of America Region IV Vice-President for the state of Florida. As I look forward to my future, I plan to fulfill my dream of honoring my mother's wishes by becoming a doctor with a minor in business.  That plan also includes utilizing the skills I gained through Junior Achievement by eventually starting my own private surgical practice. 
The most memorable part of the Junior Achievement program was not my success or my progress but rather the success and progress of each and every one of my fellow interns.  I saw my peers go from simply shaking their head "no" on the first day, because they felt that what was being asked of them was impossible, to being empowered and taking an active role within their community whether it be improving grades, joining clubs, being more vocal, or simply smiling more. That is what Junior Achievement is and that is what Junior Achievement does.
Thank you to PwC LLP for their support of JA students!


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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

Calling for Volunteers

Pinellas County
Feb 15th 8:00- 12:00pm
New Heights Elem  
(3901 37th St N, St Petersburg)
3 rd Grade JA Our City

Mar 6th 8:00am-12:00pm
New Heights Elem  
(3901 37th St N, St Petersburg)
4 th Grade JA More Than Money

Mar 10th 8:00am-12:00pm
Belcher Elem
(2215 Lancaster Dr, Clearwater)
3rd Grade  JA Our City
4th Grade  JA More Than Money

Mar 24th 8:00am-10:30am
Largo High School
(410 Missouri Ave N, Largo)

Week to Week Volunteer Opportunity opening end of March at Eastlake HS
Engineering Academy
6 classes between 7:35am and 1:35pm

Hillsborough County 

 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 

February 16,  21, 23, 24
March    7, 9, 10, 23, 30
April   27
May  1, 3, 4, 22, 24, 25

All dates are 
8:00am - 1:15pm

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

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Volunteer Thanks
HSBC volunteers at
JA  BizTown on January 5th
Nielsen Volunteers taking over 4th Grade at Oldsmar Elementary on January 25th. Thankful for this new school partnership

Raymond  James taught 2nd and 4th grades at 
Frontier Elementary on December 9th. 
They served 195

We've reached 96% 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:

for a Letter of Intent. 
Annual Junior Achievement 
Hall of Fame

Join us for a night "like no other" as we celebrate our Junior Achievement partners and volunteers at this year's Junior Achievement Hall of Fame.  In addition to honoring our 2017 Legacy Partners: HSN Cares, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Sykes Enterprises, Inc., we will award our 2017 class of National Leadership Award Recipients. Receiving the Silver Leadership Award will be Joe Teague, and receiving the Bronze Leadership Awards will be: Ken Carter (JA Highlands), Superintendent Jeff Eakins, Dana Hurley (JA Polk), Dean Moez Limayem and Joe Lowry, Jr. (JA Alachua). 
We invite you to contact Jon Epps for sponsorship opportunities at jon.epps@ja.org or  (813) 382-6487.

SunTrust Awarded the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award for Volunteer Efforts to Advance Financial Literacy

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:   STI) announced today it has been awarded the top U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award at the Gold level for providing more than 15,000 volunteer hours to Junior Achievement (JA) during the 2015-2016 school year.
This marks the third time SunTrust has been awarded a U.S. President's Volunteer Award with JA.  JA's programs provide kindergarten through high school students innovative, hands-on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy education. The SunTrust Foundation has previously made a $1 million grant to JA's capital campaign, and SunTrust provided $400,000 in sponsorship of JA Finance Park in Atlanta. In addition, SunTrust has committed $1.7 million to Junior Achievement Tampa Bay to build a similar Finance Park in Florida. Further, SunTrust is leading the onUp Movement to advance financial confidence across America.
"Supporting Junior Achievement is one of many ways SunTrust teammates work with students and put our purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being into action," said Allison Dukes, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Division of SunTrust. "Receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award underscores our commitment to building financial confidence, and we look forward to ongoing volunteer opportunities with Junior Achievement to promote financial literacy."
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: PR Newswire
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.org 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

Congratulations to JA Tampa Bay
for achieving the JA USA 5 Star Award for the 
2015-2016 school year!