TOP 5 - April 24, 2019
Junior Achievement of South Florida Welcomes Four New Partners

Junior Achievement of South Florida recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally recognize generous gifts made by several donors. Along with 75 community leaders, elected officials and JA supporters, four new partners joined us to cut their ribbons and officially unveil the areas named on their behalf. 
Thanks to a very substantial gift from the Lillian S. Wells Foundation, JA World's official building name is now JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion. After celebrating the unveiling of the new outdoor sign, guests entered the main doors into the JM Family Enterprises Inc. Atrium, named with a generous gift to support capital improvements of the JA World facility. Only a few steps to the right of the Atrium guests then entered the Falcone Family JA BizTown through the new  Moss Family Art Park,  a beautiful area designed to expose students to the arts. Finally, guests followed the main street of JA BizTown to the new and exciting  Florida Panthers  storefront, where JA students learn about career opportunities in the sports industry.
JA is incredibly grateful for each of these supporters as they help us educate 50,000 students each year. Their support will  help us to bring workforce skills, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programming to 50,000 students each year and help secure the future of the world-class center. Please enjoy the short video clip of this special morning!
City of Coconut Creek Spotlight: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
City of Coconut Creek Spotlight: JA's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Sandra and Bob Moss cut the ribbon on their Art in the Park feature in JA BizTown. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS from the event.
And the JA Fellows Spark Tank Finale Winners Are...

What an incredible journey! More than 600 students from 26 high schools schools participated in JA Fellows Company Program this year. These students started businesses, conceptualized products, secured investors, marketed and publicly sold their products and managed the day-to-day operations throughout the school year.   

The 10 finalist teams gathered for the Spark Tank Finale, where they presented the results to our Sharks. Click here for all the winning teams, including Best Commercial, Trade Booth, Annual Report, and the highly coveted, Company of the Year! JA also awarded 2 scholarships to  Emily Fernandez and Lydia Moreno.

The winning teams have an opportunity to compete at the National Student Leadership Summit in June. In prior years, Junior Achievement of South Florida has had two teams at this nationwide competition. 

Thank you JA Fellows Sponsors who make this possible at no cost to our students!
JA Fellows 1st Place Best Video Commercial - MSD Pure Serenity
JA Fellows 1st Place Best Video Commercial - Pure Serenity, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Senior Scholarship Recipients Emily Fernandez (above) and Lydia Moreno.

Become a Wizard. Play in a Rock Band. Dig for Fossils. Celebrate at our Carnival.
JA World Summer Camps offer 8 weeks of fun themes!

Summer break is right around the corner! Does your child have plans to attend summer camp yet? If not, consider one of our JA World Summer Camps, available  June 17th-August 9th! The newly expanded program features 8 weeks of fun, exciting themes for campers in grades 1 through 10. 
Older students receive community service hours while participating in leadership initiatives, younger students experience a full day of activities including guest speakers, field trips, arts, science, and more! Spaces are filling up fast, so be sure to reserve your child's spot today.

JA Board of Directors Welcome New Members and a Special Guest

In April, the Junior Achievement of South Florida Board of Directors welcomed its two newest members - Chaz Warrington, South Florida General Manager of DEX Imaging , and Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways . Both new members bring specific industry knowledge and business acumen to the board. 
Special guest, JA USA President, Jack Kosakowski, visited from Colorado Springs to discuss the future of JA programs. JA USA is celebrating its centennial year and is more impactful than ever as it serves nearly 5 million students throughout the country. Of 107 Junior Achievement offices in the US, JA of South Florida is proud to have the biggest impact on each individual student with an average of 22 hours per student.
Board Chair Peter Anderson and President & CEO Laurie Sallarulo welcome the newest Board Members Chaz Warrington of DEX Imaging and Rob Ceravolo of Tropic Ocean Airways.

Junior Achievement USA President Jack Kosakowski was the guest speaker.

Featured JA Position: Workforce Development Program Manager

Junior Achievement of South Florida is currently seeking candidates for a Workforce Development Manager. This position manages multiple JA Career Bound programs and all other work readiness initiatives.


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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