TOP 5 - July 16, 2019
Junior Achievement of South Florida Honored as Distinguished Organization
The  Research Park at Florida Atlantic University  recently named the recipients of its fourth annual Research Park Annual Awards. Junior Achievement of South Florida is honored to be recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Organization recipient.

The Research Park awards recognize distinguished contributions to the Research Park's mission to create and sustain the ideal environment for innovation and invention, maximizing the academic and entrepreneurial talent and regional resources in South Florida to accelerate economic development and prosperity.

Congratulations to the other honorees! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to this exciting event.

South Florida Business & Wealth Features JA's Workforce Initiatives

From learning the ropes of supply chain management to studying the latest in big data, Geomani Brooks was not a typical high school graduate. His evening routine of researching companies likewise showed exceptional rigor for his age.

But such are the interests and habits Brooks developed during his two years in Junior Achievement of South Florida, as a junior and senior at South Broward High School. From there, he earned a 2018 summer internship at City Furniture, whose president, Andrew Koenig, is a JA board member.

"I was shadowing the global logistics team for two months," recalls Brooks, who will enter his sophomore year at Broward College in the fall. 

Take the Glow in the Dark
JA Bowl-A-Thon Challenge!

Junior Achievement of South Florida has challenged some of our biggest JA Bowl-A-Thon supporters to "get their glow on" for the Glow in the Dark-themed event September 20th and September 27th.

Join the fun! We would love to see your challenge videos. Use glow in the dark items and challenge coworkers, friends and families to help raise funds for JA programs by participating in this year's JA Bowl-A-Thon. Post them to social media. Use #JABowlAThon2019, and we will share them on our sites.

For more information about the event, contact  Kacee Reid  at (954) 979-7108 or email .

Take the 2019 JA Bowl-A-Thon Glow in the Dark Challenge
We challenge City Furniture, DEX Imaging, Exotech, Greenspoon Marder and Morris Law Group!

Summer Employment Spotlight: Gabriel Assisting Marketing Efforts This Summer

After graduation, Dillard High School student Gabriel Webster's goal is to attend the University of Central Florida. He wants to pursue a degree and career in filmography/video production.

Meanwhile, the JA Career Bound graduate is building some incredible experience working as a paid internship with the Marketing team at Junior Achievement of South Florida. Gabriel is producing videos this summer highlighting the JA BizTown Camp and recent JA events, such as  Rosé Soirée. He also has helped convert numerous historical videos into digital formats.

Ready to invest in building our future workforce by hiring our interns? Learn more by calling Ken Urquhart , Workforce Employment Manager, at (954) 979-7106 or email

"The experience I've had at Junior Achievement of South Florida has been nothing but marvelous. The people, JA Career Bound program and this internship opportunity have helped open the door for new opportunities." - Gabriel Webster
JA CEO Mentor Tour Continues with Visit to Nova Southeastern University

Special thank you to Dr. George Hanbury, President of Nova Southeastern University , for hosting JA Fellows Entrepreneurship participant Daisy Perez, President of her student company NuCool.  

Dr. Hanbury and Daisy discussed the experience of building businesses and what it takes to be a great leader. He shared two very important ingredients in his recipe for success - a clear vision and setting ambitious goals. Thank you Dr. Hanbury and Nova Southeastern University for your continuous support of JA programs, including as storefront sponsors in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park.

If you or a CEO you know would like to be part of the JA CEO Mentor Tour, contact Laurie Sallarulo at

Dr. George Hanbury, President of Nova Southeastern University, with Daisy Perez, President of NuCool

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

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