July 24 , 2018
JA Career Bound Leads to Internship Opportunities!
It's the final week to register for our
2018-19 JA Career Bound program!

JA Career Bound graduate Geomani Brooks is learning new skills and making a difference at City Furniture this summer.

JA Career Bound is an 8-month cutting-edge, skills-building leadership program where select high school sophomore and junior students learn the skills necessary to succeed in today's workforce. After an opening retreat, students meet once a month for program days focused on specific industries.
Students visit South Florida premier businesses to see first hand what companies are looking for in future employees. They learn from top executives who share their journeys to success. Students put their skills into action participating in a business plan challenge and paid summer internships.

"I am now better prepared to succeed in the real world. JA Career Bound introduced me to professionals who shared their life experiences and it has motivated and inspired me to jump start my career!"  -Thomas Brelsford, JA Career Bound Graduate

The Application Deadline is August 1st!
For more information, contact Debbie Elliott at (954) 979-7101 or email Debbie.Elliott@JASouthFlorida.org.

Speaking of Interns...
Did you know July 26 is National Intern Day?

Junior Achievement of South Florida is proudly collaborating with several companies this summer - City Furniture, Florida Panthers, MassMutal, Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Centuric, just to name a few - and providing them with JA-trained interns who recently completed our JA Career Bound program. 

Meet Kendryck - 
a self-motivated and dedicated JA Career Bound graduate from Blanche Ely High School

With excellent computer skills, Kendryck has become a tremendous asset at Centuric - an IT company based in Fort Lauderdale.

At Centuric, Kendryck has been running daily back-up checks for all clients. He also is setting up a customer portal for support and helping customers reconfigure their photos for the new Universal Communications Plan.

"Having an intern work with Centuric for the summer was a great experience across the board. We were fortunate to work with Kendryck who wasn't just willing to learn the job, but wanted to learn as much as he could about all aspects of our business. It was a real pleasure working with the next generation and seeing his desire to grow." - Richard Rodriguez, Centuric and JA Board Member.

How much would you invest to
ensure a successful workforce for the future? 

Hiring one of our interns means your industry will have a pipeline of qualified, prepared employees in the future. It's a great opportunity to cultivate the next generation of leaders in our community.

To learn about our Summer Employment program or be added to our company list for next summer, contact Debbie Elliott at
(954) 979-7101 or email Debbie.Elliott@JASouthFlorida.org.

Special thanks to 
for funding our Summer Employment program.
Thank You JA BizTown Camp Supporters!

Last week, Junior Achievement of South Florida wrapped up its 2018 JA BizTown Camp. This year, nearly 250 campers enjoyed three weeks of fun camp activities, discovered career opportunities in our JA BizTown, met furry friends from the community, took field trips across Broward College North Campus and more!

Special thanks to our JA BizTown Camp supporters:  


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5th Graders Discover the Publishing Industry Thanks to Lifestyle Media Group

CEO, CFO, Editor, Reporter, Photographer and Ad Executives are the career opportunities featured in the Lifestyle Media Group storefront in the Dave and Lorraine Thomas JA BizTown and Falcone Family JA BizTown. 

In the storefront, the students design and publish a daily "JA BizTown/Coconut Creek Lifestyle" publication - complete with articles, photos, advertising and other fun facts.

Thanks to Lifestyle Media Group and other storefront sponsors, more than 21,000 fifth grade students in Broward and south Palm Beach Counties are better prepared for tomorrow's careers by learning essential workforce skills. 
Make Your Next Event Amazing!
Consider booking JA World Huizenga Center
at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion!

90 sec Highlight Event

Check out this video from one of our preferred event specialists  - Motiv8 Events - held at JA World!

Whether it is a business luncheon, corporate training, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding reception, school graduation or gala for 400 guests, JA World is a unique venue with more than 60,000 square feet of rental space available! 

Imagine having your next event surrounded by a mini-city in our JA BizTowns or JA Finance Park. We also have smaller spaces - such as our Hall of Fame rooms, Steven G. Executive Lounge and the JA World Huizenga Culinary Kitchen.

For more information, contact Kellie Hensley, Director of Events, at (954) 979-7124 or email Kellie@JASouthFlorida.org.

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