February 5, 2018
Save the Date
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to JA

Stay Tuned for the announcement of the 2018 Laureates, Lifetime Legacy Award and Melissa Aiello Character Award Winners later this week!
Join us as we honor local leaders for their business excellence, innovative vision, courageous leadership and community responsibility.

APRIL 24, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
JA World Huizenga Center at the 
Lillian S. Wells Pavilion
Broward College North Campus

Event Co-Chairs:
Andy Cagnetta & Steve Hudson
A Night Under the Stars

March 13, 2018
Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar
Boca Raton
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us for a night under the stars to celebrate our 5th annual Light Up The Night honoring business leaders who spark change and innovation:
  • Ryan & Merideth Leeds
  • Mark & Sharon Warren
  • Steve Nudelberg & Michelle Esposito 
This year's Light Up the Night has been redesigned to include fashion from Gent Row, Boston Proper, and Kendra Scott; DJ entertainment; tasty bites and classic cocktails in the new transformed outdoor area; quality cigars inside; and great networking opportunities for Broward and South Palm Beach professionals. Cigar smoking inside and event outside

$100 tickets include two drinks, three cigars, hors d'oeuvres and great entertainment.

Click below for Tickets & Sponsorships or contact Kacee for more details at 954-979-7108 / kacee@JASouthFlorida.org.

Delicious Food Provided By:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  JA Career Bound Students 
are Driven to Succeed

On Friday, January 26th, JA Career Bound students traveled to Mercedes-Benz of Pompano, where they met with Mike Lucia, General Manager and other lead members of the team, including sales associates and technicians, who shared information about the careers and training programs. Through JA Career Bound, students have the opportunity to meet with local business leaders and learn about career paths across industries. This program day, sponsored by AutoNation, was focused on the automotive industry. 


Then students also visited AutoNation headquarters where company executives, Mike Jackson, CEO;  Tom Conophy,  EVP & Chief Technology Officer; and  Scott Arnold, EVP, Customer Care & Brand Exten sion,  welcomed students and talked about their roles.

The application process for the 2018-2019 JA Career Bound program will open soon. For more information contact Elexcy Morrison at 954-979-7106 or Elexcy@JASouthFlorida.org.

Brilliant Young Inventor Speaks at 
JA Spark Tank

presented by:

Keynote Speaker
Peyton Roberton
Youngest person named to the 2018 Forbes' 30 Under 30 Science List

More than 200 students, business and community leaders, parents, teachers, and volunteers will witness this generation of entrepreneurs as the top 10 JA Fellows company teams compete for the title of Company of the Year.  

This year 21 high school teams participated in this innovative program, where they start and run real companies, and are inspired students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.  Teams are mentored by local business professionals. Local winners have the chance to compete nationally for scholarships and prizes. One of last year's local teams became the #1 team in the country!

Guests will also have the pleasure to hear from Keyn ote Speaker, Peyton Roberton.  Peyton, the youngest person on 2018 Forbes' 30 Under 30 Science list, is a local inventor who already holds 5 patents!

JA Spark Tank Finale presented by UM Health
Saturday, April 7, 2018 
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College

RSVP to Kacee at Kacee@JASouthFlorida.org
Life Lessons in the Classroom: 
JA Experience at Lauderhill 6-12

Thank you to Ms. Darlene Wooldridge, owner/physical therapist of  Back to Health for address over 70 ninth through eleventh grade students attending the JA Experience at Lauderhill 6-12 school. Ms. Wooldridge spoke about taking risks and how to prepare. Students had the opportunity to discuss what isks they might need to take to accomplish their goals. 
JA Experience at Lauderhill 6-12 is a joint venture between Junior Achievement of South Florida and Lauderhill 6-12, one of the schools under the Broward County Public Schools umbrella. Launched this school year, the school is the first of its kind to re-design high school education to be more relevant, experiential and connected to the real world in order to better prepare our students for work and life.  Students take core subject classes and "mandatory" JA courses in leadership, business and entrepreneurship.

For more information about this program, contact Elexcy Morrison at 954-979-7106 or Elexcy@JASouthFlorida.org.

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