Marjory Stoneman Douglas Finishes in 2nd Place at National Competition
Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA, with the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
On Wednesday, June 19, in Washington, D.C., the JA Fellows Entrepreneurship Company team "Pure Serenity" from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, won second place among 15 JA student companies competing to win the JA Company of the Year at Junior Achievement's (JA) 2019 National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS).
Also competing in Washington D.C. was JA Fellows student team VIBEzzz from NSU University School. It's the fourth consecutive year teams representing Junior Achievement of South Florida have been invited to NSLS.
Click to watch our two teams featured on ABC News!
Click to watch the ABC7 Sarasota's coverage of NSLS 2019.
Summer Employment Spotlight: Rolanda Joins JA's Development Team
As a 10th grader at Dillard High School,
Rolanda McFarlane didn't know exactly what her future career goals were until after completing the
JA Career Bound program. Having
discovered available career paths and with an interest in coding, she now plans to earn her Associates Degree in Information Technology.
Meanwhile, she was seeking some work experience. Rolanda is one of nearly 100 high school students participating in JA's Summer Employment Program. Her internship is with JA, where she will use the skills she developed in the JA Career Bound Program to assist the Development Team with event coordination and fundraising efforts.
Ready to invest in building our future workforce by hiring our interns? Learn more by calling Ken Urquhart, Workforce Employment Manager, at (954) 979-7106 or email Ken@JASouthFlorida.org.
"I've enjoyed my experience so far as an intern at Junior Achievement of South Florida. It's a wonderful team! I would love to work with them after graduation." - Rolanda
Student Entrepreneurs Discover Career Success From CEO Mentors
Junior Achievement of South Florida kicked off its JA CEO Mentor Tour with stops at Spirit Airlines and EWM Realty International. President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo arranged for some of our JA Fellows Entrepreneurship students to meet South Florida CEOs in a one-on-one setting to hear their career stories.
"The visit with Ronald Shuffield (President of EWM Realty International) was very informative and will definitely assist me in making decisions that will build my future." - Derek Carter.
If you or a CEO you know would like to be part of the JA CEO Mentor Tour, contact Laurie Sallarulo at
Top: Spirit Airlines President & CEO Ted Christie met with JA Fellows graduate Daniela Mujica.
Bottom: EWM Realty International President Ronald Shuffield with Derek Carter.
Broward Health Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, on joining Junior Achievement of South Florida's Board of Directors! Alan brings more than a decade of experience in accounting and operations with some of South Florida's top medical organizations to our professionally diverse Board of Directors who are passionate about the mission.
Laurie Sallarulo, President & CEO, with new Board Member Alan Goldsmith of Broward Health and Board Chair Peter Anderson
JA Featured Job: Grant & Government Relations Manager
Junior Achievement of South Florida is seeking candidates for the Grant & Government Relations Manager position. T
his role manages grants and public partnership relationships and works with various intra-organizational departments to enhance funding models and identifies new funders to sustain programs initiatives to advance the JA mission. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Development and works closely with the Vice President of Programs, Marketing Manager, JA Board Members, community partners, donors, mentors and advocates.
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
Junior Achievement of South Florida JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion