April 23, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Marti Huizenga Roll Up Your Sleeves Award Recipients!

Marti Huizenga left a deep and lasting mark on Junior Achievement of South Florida in so many ways. One way was to encourage others to get involved by volunteering and mentoring our youth. 

The Marti Huizenga Roll Up Your Sleeves Awards were created to recognize those who stepped up and as Marti would say, "give our kids a hand up."  We are proud to announce this year's recipients.

This event is by invitation only.

Who Mentored You?
Who Will You Mentor?

Simon Sinek: The Fundamentals of Mentoring Relationships

Have you had someone take the time to help you grow or succeed? How did you feel knowing they invested their precious time in you? Grateful? Special? Most likely your mentor felt the same way about helping you. You can choose to keep that feeling going by paying it forward. You can share your experience and knowledge, as your mentor did, to make a child feel special and to help them grow.   

We know that giving up your tim e on a regular basis is very challenging, but  do you have just 5 hours that you can spare to change a life?  We have opportunities for you at JA World! Help students learn about how to manage their money, how to run a business and share your career experience  to inspire them to find their  path. Do it alone or bring a group of friends or colleagues. This experience will prove to be as valuable and memorable for you as it will be for t he children whose lives you touch.There's no time like today to pay it forward! 

Recognized as Nonprofit of the Year!

Junior Achievement of South Florida is honored to receive the  2018 Nonprofit of the Year Award from South Florida Business Journal! Now in its 21st year, the awards program honors excellence in business across various categories. Winners are nominated online and then vetted by a group of hand-selected advisers and the South Florida Business Journal editorial team.
Junior Achievement of South Florida, along with the other organizations and individuals selected, will be honored on April 26 at Jungle Island in Miami, and featured in a special section in print and online April 27.

Somethin' is Cooking in our Kitchen!

Betty Davis, WPLG Chief Certified Meteorologist, visits WPLG Channel 10 JA BizTown storefront.
Chef Michelle Berntein
and Betty Davis
We love having Chef Michelle  Bernstein and SoFlo Taste film in JA World's Huizenga Culinary Kitchen. Recently, she had on special guest Betty Davis, WPLG Channel 10 Chief Certified Meteorologist .

Thank you WPLG for your continued support of Junior Achievement and our work around teaching youth entrepreneurship, career skills and financial literacy!

Junior Achievement Receives
"Organization of the Year"

Junior Achievement has been awarded "Organization of the Year" by the Institiute for Financial Literacy as a part of its Excellence in Financial Literacy Educ ation (EIFLE). The award recognizes the great work Junior Achievement has done to enhance its JA Personal Finance-Blended, JA It's My Future-Blended and JA More than Money programs. 

This is a tremendous honor for the organization!
What a great way to celebrate Financial Literacy Month!

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