May 29 , 2018
Toast the Official Start of Summer!

We Love Our Corporate Volunteer Teams!

With school coming to a close, May is always the busiest time at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. More than 7,000 students have completed JA their classroom instruction and will visit JA World for a simulated, interactive experience to apply what they've learned in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. The Dave and Lorraine Thomas JA BizTown,, Falcone Family JA BizTown and Patten Family Foundation JA Finance Park are busy this month!

Junior Achievement of South Florida is fortunate to have tremendous partnerships with so many south Florida companies and groups whose employees serve as volunteers at JA World. 

"It's so rewarding to see kids have 'AH-HA' moments when it comes to income, family and budgeting. JA's programs teach them that there are many responsibilities that come with being an adult and how important this is to understand." - David McConnell, JPMorgan Chase

Special thanks to:


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The Junior Achievement Summer Internship Program is a four-week commitment during the summer where high school students work 20-30 hours per week and are paid at least minimum wage. These students are graduates of the JA Career Bound program, a 10 month career skills training program for high school students.

What's in it for you?
  • exposure to young, eager to learn talent
  • fresh ideas
  • fill project backlog at your workplace create the next generation of workforce
  • they can help you tap into new audiences
  • we support the intern and you
  • inject new energy into your business
  • they are great with technology and social media
Ready to hire? It's easy! To learn more about the program, contact Debbie Elliott, Youth Employment Manager,
call (954) 979-7101 or email

We know JA Summer Camps are Great...
But don't take our word for it!

Meet Ethan Stein. Ethan attended JA BizTown Camp two summers ago, and we were thrilled to catch up with him this week in JA Finance Park, where he and fellow eighth graders learned the importance of budgeting and personal finances! 

Here's what he had to say:

"Summer camp was so fun. I would definitely tell my friends to attend the camp. It's a good because it prepares you to work in the real world. I had a bunch of different jobs, but my favorite was being the Chief in the Broward Sheriff's Office. I can't wait to come back to JA BizTown Camp as a Leader in Training (LIT), so I can teach other students what I learned!"

Junior Achievement offers three camps - JA BizTown Camp, JA CEO Academy and JA Coding/Robotics Camp.
Thank you, Achievement Foundation! 

Junior Achievement of South Florida is honored to have received the Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Award, along with a grant for $25,000 from the Achievement Foundation!

Achievement Foundation has announced it is awarding grants, totaling $585,000 over two years, that support the expansion of the JA Fellows Program in 13 communities across the country. The JA Fellows Program offers high school teams the opportunity to create and run their own businesses. Junior Achievement of South Florida is thrilled to receive $25,000 to support and grow our program.

This year, Junior Achievement of South Florida had 21 teams, with more than 525 students, participating in JA Fellows. Two of the teams will be heading to Washington, D.C., from June 17-21, to compete for the "National Company of the Year" at Junior Achievement's National Student Leadership Summit.

The Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Award is named after Hugh B., "Jim," Sweeny, Jr. who served Junior Achievement for more than 32 years. 

Junior Achievement of South Florida inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a competitive, global economy by providing real world training in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness.
Thank You Storefront Partners

Dave & Lorraine Thomas

Broward Health


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Junior Achievement of South Florida
JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066