June 11 , 2018
Mayanne Downs From GrayRobinson Hosting Inaugural Rosé Soireé

Junior Achievement of South Florida is thankful to GrayRobinson Attorneys At Law for being the title sponsor of our inaugural  Rosé Soireé on June 21 at Lauderdale Yacht Club.

Serving as our host is Mayanne Downs, President and Managing Director of GrayRobinson. She is the first woman to hold that position. Mayanne has previously served as President of The Florida Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society and the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers. 

Please join us to hear Mayanne's journey to success along with our Woman of Wisdom (WOW) Honoree, Sheryl Clark, President of Beyond Proper by Boston Proper. 

Any Minecraft Fans Out There?
New JA Coding/Robotics Camp Uses
Game to Teach Business Concepts

Last week, JA World Huizenga Cener at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion hosted its last JA BizTown and JA Finance Park for the 2017-18 school year.  But that doesn't mean we're closing our doors! 

In the JA Coding/Robotics camp, students ages 12-16 will  use the virtual world of Minecraft to develop business concepts and ideas that represent today's current reality and tomorrow's vision. JA campers experience a summer that provides a project-based approach to programming and gives campers hands-on coding experience. 

In Robotics, STEM education is essential in preparing young minds for today's world of non-stop innovation. For this reason, JA campers experience a highly educational, fun learning approach to robots. At the camp children would learn 21st-century skills including coding, engineering and the scientific method in an extremely engaging way. 

Junior Achievement of South Florida offers three exciting summer camps for students ages 8-16 - JA BizTown Camp, JA CEO Academy and the new JA Coding/Robotics Camp.

JA Career Bound Student
Succeeding at Internship 

JA Career Bound graduate Paris Vickers is the first of 20 students to begin her 2018 summer internship! Paris is spending her summer with  The Media Lab Inc., assisting with video editing, accompanying the team on shoots, and helping finalize various projects. 
The Media Lab Inc. has been in business in South Florida since 1985.  The company  produces marketing support materials for a large and prestigious client base that includes Junior Achievement of South Florida and many of its supporters - Broward Health, United Way of Broward County, Stiles Corporation and many others.

"We are so grateful to Junior Achievement of South Florida for sending us Paris. She is a hard worker, is always on time and willing to learn new tasks. Thank you, JA!" - Nadine Floyd, President of The Media Lab Inc.

Our JA Interns are Ready to Work!
Is your company seeking a highly trained intern for the summer? Our JA Career Bound interns are available for a minimum of 4 weeks this summer with 20 hours employment per week. There are numerous benefits to hiring student interns!

For more information, contact 
Debbie Elliott at (954) 979-7101 or email Debbie.Elliott@JASouthFlorida.org.

Thank You To Our Corporate Volunteers! 

During the month of May, more than 7,000 students came to JA World to complete the program simulation in Dave and Lorraine Thomas JA BizTown, Falcone Family JA BizTown and Patten Family Foundation JA Finance Park.

We would like to thank more of the volunteers who came out to mentor our students in May!


Teachers Went All Out
For JA Classroom Programs

Thank you to all 5th and 8th grade teachers who taught Junior Achievement programs during the 2017-18 school year.

Junior Achievement's programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to:
  • generate wealth and effectively manage it, 
  • create jobs which make their communities more robust, 
  • apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. 
Students put these lessons into action and also learn the value of contributing to their communities. Our programs are divided into  elementary, middle and high school levels.

"Students learn the importance of leadership and business skills through Junior Achievement, which is a valuable education that is priceless for my students." - Mitzi Plunkett, Teacher at South Broward High School

Do you know of a school that does not have and would benefit from having JA in its classrooms? If so, please contact Program Specialist Katrina Young at (954) 979-7104 or Katrina@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