May 14 , 2018
JA Career Bound Celebrates
Another Successful Year!

Congratulations to our JA Career Bound Class of 2018! Recently, 41 high school students participated in Junior Achievement of South Florida's year-long, cutting edge, skills-building career development and leadership program, where they learned the skills necessary to succeed in today's workforce.

Throughout the year, students experienced program days focused on various industries, including automotive, information technology, marketing, public relations, customer service, banking/finance, aerospace, human resources, construction and marine. 

Special thanks to our volunteers, mentors, board members, sponsors and supporters, including the graduation guest speakers  Zach Morrison of Elite SEM, Steve Halmos of Halmos Holdings, Inc. and Board-Chair Elect Peter Anderson.

We're now accepting applications for  the 2018-19
JA Career Bound year! 
CLICK HERE for more information!

We Applaud Board Member Mike Weymouth For Rolling Up His Sleeves At JA!

Mike Weymouth
Las Olas Company/ 
JA Board Member 

Junior Achievement of South Florida is thrilled to be honoring Michael Weymouth at our 2018 Marti Huizenga Roll Up Your Sleeves Awards on May 22 at Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

Mike Weymouth is a shareholder and the President of The Las Olas Company, a family owned company that has been involved in hospitality, real estate development and management since 1935. Mike, who runs the day to day operations of the company, has extensive experience in the business He currently serves  in a variety of capacities on the following boards: Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority; Broward Workshop; Junior Achievement of South Florida, Riverwalk Trust, Fort Lauderdale Executives Association and Winterfest Boat Parade.  

Mike takes great pride in his family (which includes his wife, two sons and three stepchildren). He was named the 2015 Downtowner of the Year by the Downtown Council of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fort Lauderdale's 2016 Distinguished Citizen of the Year.
Ready for Summer Camp?

The JA CEO Academy Engages
Campers to Explore Career Paths

Looking for a fun, productive way to spend your summer? Join us for JA CEO Academy, where for five days where campers   explore potential careers, discover ways to plan for employment, maintain a job, and learn how to map a path to employment goals. 

Campers will be challenged to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills that support positive attitudes as they explore and enhance their career aspirations. 

Dates: June 18 - June 22 
Ages: 12-16
Hours: 9 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $300 / week
Location: JA World Huizenga Center at Lillian S. Wells Pavilion
on the Broward College North Campus
    1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek FL 33066

We also offer JA BizTown Camp, as well as a  brand  new JA Coding/Robotics camp! Our summer camps are fun, interactive and a great way to meet new friends from other schools. 

Thank You Nordstrom
For Funding JA Fellows!

Nordstrom Inc., the leading fashion specialty retailer in the U.S., was one of our biggest JA Fellows program supporters this past year! Thank you for your generous contribution and assuring our JA Fellows students experienced success in  the program.

As a JA Fellow, students develop the skills and knowledge that will set them apart when competing for scholarships, college acceptance, and eventually a spot in the global marketplace. This year, we had 21 student-run companies from schools across Broward and south Palm Beach Counties. Each team had 15-20 students working together to conceptualize, capitalize and manage their own small businesses. In April, the top 10 teams competed at the Annual Spark Tank Finale.
Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 365  stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 232 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through, and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at and its seven clubhouses.

Thank you to all of our JA Fellows Sponsors!

Highlight Video Showcases Successful
30th Annual JA Business Hall of Fame!

Whether you missed our successful event or simply wanted to relive
the exciting evening, click below to watch our highlight video!

Congratulations again to our 2018 Laureates: Richard Berkowitz of Berkowitz Pollack Brant, Jim Ellis of Ellis Diversified, Inc., Vincent Viola of The Florida Panthers and Virtu Financial, Kim Sweers and Randy Sweers of FB Marine Group.

We applaud the Melissa Aiello Character Award recipient Dr. Patrick Taylor of  Holy Cross Hospital  and the late Terry Stiles of Stiles Corporation, who was honored with the Huizenga Lifetime Legacy Award!

Thanks to our sponsors, attendees, board of directors, staff and others who made this event a success. Over $500,000 was raised to support Junior Achievement Programs. 

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