Bob Birdsong is Dedicated to Sharing His Success Story with Today's Youth
JA Business Hall of Fame Laureate Bob Birdsong has had a successful career so far. A U.S. Navy veteran, Bob first began working at
OK Generators in 1990. He later purchased the company in 2004. In addition to his business savvy, Bob has dedicated his time and talents helping numerous nonprofit organizations, including Junior Achievement of South Florida, where he serves on the Board and has been a "Shark" at the JA Fellows Spark Tank Finale.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ winner, working alongside Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale, is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of a highly-anticipated security system upgrade for Junior Achievement of South Florida at the organization's JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion.
"Each day, 450 students participate in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park simulations at JA World. Their safety and the safety of our volunteers, staff, and guests is of the utmost concern to us," said Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO.
In a recent op-ed article written by Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine, he discussed the growth in Broward County of start-up businesses and the need to prepare today's youth for these careers.
"We excite these young leaders at an early age at places like JA BizTown and JA Finance Park, where we give them the seeds of business creativity."
JA is one step ahead by finding summer employment/internship opportunities for high school students in our JA Fellows and JA Career Bound programs.
Contact Ken Urquhart today at
Ken@JASouthFlorida.org or (954) 979-7106 to hire one of our young professionals this summer!
Erik Sussman of MassMutal with summer intern Joshua McFarlane
Any craft brew fans out there? Ever visited
Funky Buddha Brewery? Earlier this year, the local brewery crafted a limited release brew to celebrate Junior Achievement of South Florida's 60th Anniversary.
"Dreamers of Dreams" is a saison brewed with zesty ginger and aromatic lemongrass then matured exclusively in Chardonnay barrels creating a memorable and inspirational experience."
Ready to try some? Dreamers of Dreams can be purchased at Funky Buddha with a portion of the proceeds benefiting JA
Be sure to watch the March 30th episode of WPLG's SoFlo Taste with Chef Michelle Bernstein and special guest John Linn, Funky Buddha Brand Director.
Featured JA Position: Marketing Coordinator With Strong Writing Skills and Creative Ideas
Junior Achievement of South Florida is currently seeking candidates for a new Marketing Coordinator position. The individual must have strong writing abilities and be a very creative, out-of-the-box, inventive thinker, who will help JA's programs, events and initiatives stand out in South Florida.
CLICK HERE for more details on this and other open JA positions.
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.
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Dave & Lorraine Thomas
Junior Achievement of South Florida JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion