September 18 , 2018
Thank You To Our Latest
JA Bowl-A-Thon Sponsors!
There's Still Time to Join the 1970's Party!

Throw Back to the 2016 JA Bowl-A-Thon

In addition to City Furniture, Hypower Inc., Exotech, KPMG and Sparez Bowling, we wanted to give thanks to our latest JA Bowl-A-Thon sponsors: APC Packaging, American Express, TD Bank and Team National Hope!

The annual JA Bowl-A-Thon is one away! Have you registered your teams yet for our 1970's-themed party? We can't wait to see you in your best 70's attire! Help us raise funds for Junior Achievement of South Florida programs, as well as have fun with friends, family members and co-workers.

Join us either night:

September 26, 2018
6-8 pm
21046 Commercial Trail
Boca Raton
September 28, 2018
6-8 pm
5325 S. University Drive

For more information, contact Kacee Reid at (954) 979-7108 or
Meet Our JA World Uncorked
Culinary Chairs

Chef de Cuisine Paula DaSilva, Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton, and Executive Chef Adrienne Grenier, 3030 Ocean Restaurant

As our Culinary Chairs, both chefs help recruit the more than 35 South Florida restaurants and beverage vendors showcasing their cuisines and specialty drinks at JA World Uncorked.

CLICK HERE to read more about these two dynamic chefs and their amazing accomplishments!

Saturday, January 19, 2019
JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Sponsorship opportunities  are available! 
For more information, contact Diana Metcalf at (954) 979-7120
or email

Thanks to our sponsors:
Lorraine Thomas
Sharon Gustafson-Florescue

Peter Woolf

We Appreciate Our Volunteers!  

Thank you to some of our amazing volunteers who attended our first ever Volunteer Celebration Social! We hope to have many more to show our appreciation and give you the ability to connect with each other and explore new opportunities to get involved with Junior Achievement of South Florida.

"Junior Achievement, more than any other organization I have ever volunteered for, truly makes its volunteers feel appreciated - not just on occasion or at a gathering, but each and every time they work. The sentiment from every staff member, without exception, is sincere and heartfelt." - Jeff Ostrow, JA Volunteer.
If you know someone who is looking to give back to the community, share with them how much you love volunteering for JA. Also, have them contact Alexa Diaz or Crissy Torres at (954) 979-7100.

Staff News: 
Congratulations to our Recently
Promoted Staff Members

Debbie Elliott 
Senior Director of Workforce Development & Entrepreneurship
Stephanie Canino 
JA Career Bound Program Manager

Debbie began at Junior Achievement of South Florida in March as the Youth Employment Manager. She now oversees our two high school programs - JA Career Bound and JA Fellows, as well as our Summer Employment program. Prior to JA, Debbie has extensive experience in business, management and fundraising.

Stephanie first experienced JA in 2016 as a Summer Camp Counselor. She was hired full time in 2017 as a Receptionist, then was promoted to Volunteer Coordinator. She recently started her new role managing JA Career Bound - our cutting-edge, skills-building leadership program where high school students learn the skills necessary to succeed in today's workforce.

Congratulations Debbie and Stephanie!

"JA World is literally a hidden treasure ...
This place was made for events!"

Video courtesy of
Motiv8 Events

Whether you are hosting a business meeting, an intimate reception, birthday celebration, team building activity or a gala for 400 people, JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion provides a unique backdrop that creates a lasting memory for you and your guests.

"I originally used JA World for a holiday party for 500 people. More than 90% of the guests had never been there before. They were impressed by the unique venue. The parking is amazing! The kitchen rivals the best catering kitchens around. This place was made for events!" - Keith Willard, of Keith Willard Events LLC.

To book your next event, contact Kellie Hensley at (954) 979-7124 or email

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