Why Financial Literacy Matters
America Has a Major Financial Literacy Problem. Only about 50% of American adults have enough cash to cover a $400 emergency and the average household credit card debt is at its highest in nearly a decade. Can you imagine that without even having a job or savings, our teenagers are opening credit cards? There should be no surprise that so many were not prepared for the crisis we are currently facing.
 
So, what's the cure for financial literacy? Teach them when they're young! Let's make sure our children know what to do when they get their first credit card or pay check. When they learn financial literacy at a young age we have a chance to help them develop good behaviors and attitudes around money, that they can use throughout their lives. Early financial literacy is an essential life skill.
 
JA is on a mission! Through its Inspiring Tomorrow's campaign, Junior Achievement of South Florida is focused on reaching EVERY child in our community. In addition to the 50,000 students JA reaches in classrooms and at JA World Huizega Center at the Lillian S Wells Pavilion, together with our partners, we've reached an additional 2,000 families who have received essential financial literacy educational materials, as well as fun activities and other goodies through our Books, Bucks and Backpacks initiative. We won't stop! Will you join the movement?
 
Hear from JA supporters Andy Cagnetta and Steve Hudson who share the importance of supporting this worthy cause:
Junior Achievement on Comcast Newsmakers

As the world faces the challenges of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, JA is remaining focused in its mission of empowering students to take control of their financial futures. Laurie Sallarulo, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida, talks about how JA is delivering its programs during these challenging times.
Intern Success Story!

Junior Achievement is the only organization that is offering a summer youth employment program AND using its facility to provide a virtual workplace for its interns.

Watch intern Timi Adelakun, discuss his experience with The Monaco Group and Olivia Monaco, Social Media Marketing Coordinator.

To learn more about our interns follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Looking for Inspiring Motivation?
Check out Recipe for Success, JA's podcast show. You can listen or watch live on Facebook and Youtube Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 am.

Recent guests include Duree Mellion Ross, Vaughan Dugan, Anita Byer, Adam Slone, and Gail Birks. Our guests share their recipe for success as entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators in the local community. Hear their inspiring stories and get motivated!
Meet Our Newest Board Members
Congratulations to Jeni Chokron and Michelle Martinez Reyes on joining the JA Board of Directors!

Jeni is the Senior Commercial Relationship Manager and Broward Commercial Team Lead with First Horizon Bank.

Michelle recently was hired as the Chief Relations Officer with Kelley Kronenberg, a nationally recognized law firm.

They join a diverse group of community leaders who share a passion for JA's mission!
More JA Resources Available on our Website
Thank You Storefront Partners
JA BizTown
Dave & Lorraine Thomas
JA BizTown
JA Finance Park
JA World Huizenga Center
at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion
1130 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066