September 11 , 2018
Tickets to Your Favorite Event of the Year are on Sale Now!

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

You don't want to miss the indoor food and spirits festival of the year, hosted by JA's Circle of Wise Women. Stroll through our 60,000 square foot facility and sample an array of culinary cuisines from more than 35 of South Florida's finest restaurants. Sip from a collection of domestic and international wines, specialty drinks and craft beers from Breakthru Beverage Florida, and Funky Buddha. Enjoy live music, dancing, raffles and a silent auction! 

Meet our Chairs Sharon Gustafson-Florescue and her two daughters Shannon Brooks and Susan Rindley-Devlin and our two Culinary Chairs Chef Paula DaSilva, Burlock Coast of The Ritz Carlton, and Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean.

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

Poker, Blackjack, Roulette Tables...
The Ultimate Guys Night Out Features a Variety of Casino Games for Enthusiasts!

In addition to some fine wine and spirits, premium fare, a cigar lounge, virtual reality experience and auctions, The Ultimate Guys Night Out will have several gaming stations, both indoor and outside, at The Venue Fort Lauderdale on October 22. Try  your hand at Poker. Be the first to reach 21 in Blackjack. Place your bets at the Roulette Tables. All to help us raise funds for Junior Achievement of South Florida programs.

There are a limited number of tickets available! Join us from 6-10pm, as we also honor the   2018 Ultimate Men of the Year: Gary Press , Chairman of Lifestyle Media Group , and Representative Richard Corcoran , Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

Tickets are $300 per person, which includes an open bar, lobster and steak dinner, wine pairing and specialty whiskey, scotch and tequila tastings.

For ad and sponsor information, contact Kellie Hensley at (954) 979-7124 or
Thanks to our sponsors!

Sponsoring Wine Pairing
and Open Bar

Virtual Realty 
Distillery Experience

Social Media Sponsor

JA Career Bound Graduate Shines as Intern at MassMutal  

Junior Achievement of South Florida Board Member Erik Sussman, President of MassMutual South Florida, personally interviewed JA Career Bound students earlier this year, and he immediately hired Joshua McFarlane as in intern.

Joshua spent most of his days with Erik:
  • Participating in "Level 10" executive meetings
  • Observing compliance meetings
  • Witnessing upper management interviews
  • Joining top management in financial planning sessions
  • Taking part in day-to-day operations of the financial company
"I am so grateful Junior Achievement helped me land this internship opportunity. Everyone at MassMutual was kind and welcoming. They gave me the ability to absorb knowledge and real work experiences. Mr. Sussman is an incredible mentor," said Joshua.

"Josh is an incredible young man. He has the ability to go far in his life. We really enjoyed having him intern with us," said Terri Seldin of MassMutual.
Want your company to be on the Summer Employment list for next year? C ontact Debbie Elliott at (954) 979-7101 or email

Sponsored by:
Join the Volunteer Movement! Spend Time Inspiring Students at JA! 

This October, we have Title I Elementary and Middle Schools visiting our JA BizTowns and JA Finance Park. This means more than 400 students per day will experience our hands-on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy programs. These students need role models like YOU!

You will find that spending a morning with our students will be a rewarding experience you will remember for a long time. And you can make a difference in their futures!

If you are a working or retired business professional, corporate team seeking ways to give back in the community, college student in need of volunteer hours or parent, consider spending a day or more at JA! We will feature you in one of our Top 5 emails and recognize your efforts on social media!

For more information, contact Alexa Diaz at (954) 979-7114 or

We're Hiring at
Junior Achievement of South Florida!

Looking for your next career opportunity or know someone seeking employment? Junior Achievement of South Florida is hiring for the following positions:

Strategic Partnerships Manager - Oversees the stewardship of current donors and other strategic partners of the organization.

Marketing Coordinator (part-time) - Assists with a wide variety of marketing and communication projects.

Facility Maintenance Technician - Helps maintain JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion.

Consider joining our team dedicated to inspiring and preparing youth to succeed 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.
Thank You Storefront Partners

Dave & Lorraine Thomas

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Junior Achievement of South Florida
JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066