July 3 , 2018
Mark Your Calendars to Join Us for These Exciting Events!

The annual JA Bowl-A-Thon is set for September 26, 2018 at Strikes in Boca and September 28, 2018 at Sparez in Davie.  It is a fun filled time and opportunity for co-workers, family members, and friends to get together in support of a great cause!

The Ultimate Guys Night Out will take place on October 22 at The Venue. This exclusive guys event will feature all things men love; fine wine and spirits, premium fare, casino and virtual reality gaming, live and silent auctions and a cigar lounge.

JA World Uncorked will be held on January 19, 2019 at the JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. It is the cornerstone JA fundraising event.  This sell-out event is an unforgettable night of delicious food, craft beer, wine and spirits that is like no other! Sponsorship opportunities will be announced later this month, and be on the lookout for advanced tickets beginning in the fall.  

Junior Achievement of South Florida is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2019. Mark your calendars for April 5, 2019 for the 60th Anniversary-themed JA Business Hall of Fame. This event honors the passion, dedication and accomplishments of outstanding local business leaders for their exemplary success in business. We will be announcing our Laureates and special award recipients soon!

If you are interested in sponsoring these events,
contact  Kellie Hensley at (954) 979-7124 or email  Kellie@JASouthFlorida.org .
JA Career Bound Intern Shines
at Junior Achievement of South Florida

A high school sophomore, Spencer is very active. He plays baseball, is in the pre-law program, a member of the National Juniors Honor Society and aspires to one day become a sports agent.

In order to achieve his dreams, he needed an opportunity to begin his work experience. Thankfully, after completing the JA Career Bound program, Spencer landed his first internship at Junior Achievement of South Florida.

For the past couple of weeks, he has improved his communication and photography skills, learned some social media tips, completed research projects and appeared on a video sharing his JA Career Bound highlights. Check it out: 

Looking for your next best employee? Hire our JA-trained interns for the summer!

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

Check Out All the Summer Camp Smiles!

The first two weeks of camp at Junior Achievement of South Florida have been a blast! The campers have been running their own businesses in JA BizTown, meeting guest speakers from the business world, participating in fitness and fun activities, visiting Broward College North Campus and much more!

There's still time to register for our two JA BizTown Camp weeks in July!

Dates: July 9-13 or July 16-20
Ages: 8-13
Leader in Training (LIT): 14-16
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m (Extended Hours 8-6 p.m.)
$250 per week
AM Care (8-9 a.m.) is $50 per week
PM Care (3-6 p.m.) is $75 per week
$150 per week for LITs (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Rosé Soirée Raises
$14,000 For Junior Achievement Programs

In case you missed it, Junior Achievement of South Florida's  Rosé Soirée, presented by GrayRobinson P.A., was on June 21 at Lauderdale Yacht Club. More than 100 guests attended the celebration that raised nearly  $14,000 for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy programs. 

Our first Woman of Wisdom honoree, Sheryl Clark, President of  Beyond Proper by Boston Proper, did not disappoint guests as she shared the highlights and challenges of her career. Congrats Sheryl! 

Also inspiring us with her empowering words was our host  Mayanne Downs, President and Managing Director of GrayRobinson. Guests also had a chance to hear from one of our JA alumni, Lauren Van Hemel, a recent graduate of Atlantic Technical High School and JA Career Bound.

Finally, welcome new members to the JA Circle of Wise Women - Barbara Abrams, Gail Auguston-Koppen, Maureen Canada, Jill Ginsberg and LaurieAnne Minoff - who were pinned at the Soirée.

For more information about the Circle of Wise Women, contact Diana Metcalf at Diana@JASouthFlorida.org.

Thank you to our sponsors and featured vendors:

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State Farm Awards Junior Achievement Grant for High School Programs

Pictured (left to right) are: Jose Soto, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist; Tina Teague, President of Tina Teague Insurance Agency Inc. at State Farm; Laurie Sallarulo, Junior Achievement of South Florida President and CEO; Gina Griffin, Grants Manager; and Raul Despian, State Farm Agent.

Junior Achievement of South Florida has received a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance to fund its work readiness and financial literacy programming. The grant is part of a larger statewide initiative by State Farm totaling $60,000 that will support Junior Achievement programs in 11 localities throughout Florida, enabling over 5,000 young people to participate in Junior Achievement's nationally recognized economic education programs. 

"Many students in our community lack the basic information they need to make good education, career and financial decisions," said Laurie Sallarulo, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida. "We appreciate State Farm for investing in our mission to prepare and inspire youth for success in a global economy."

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

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JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066