June 2015 
JA of North Florida

empowering young people to own their economic success   

In this Issue
Thank you, JA Volunteers! thankyou
May was a busy month with volunteers in the classrooms and the school year winding down. We would like to thank each company and individual volunteer who devoted their time and energy to head into the classrooms.

Northwestern Mutual's Bill Koch (center, back) with team at San Jose Elementary. The company teaches JA in a Day at San Jose, an ESL school, each year and the students are always happy to have them back!

DCPS District Administrators spent an entire day teaching Junior Achievement at Chimney Lakes Elementary School.

We truly cannot do what we do without people like you!

Click the links below to view photos:
Additional volunteer photos are posted on JA of North Florida's Facebook page: Click Here.
JA Boy$ helps young men own their futuresboys
Our JA Boy$ program has had a busy spring with numerous events to inspire boys and young men to prosper in a global economy.

JA Reverse Job Shadow at Eugene Butler Middle's Young Men's Leadership Academy introduced young men to new career paths when they spoke with males from different occupations in the community, who doubled as positive role models to the students.

On June 2, twenty-eight middle school boys visited the AT&T retail store and technical support center on Southside Boulevard for JA Job Shadow.

Darren Gardner of the Black Male College Explorers Program at Edward Waters College answers questions from students at JA Reverse Job Shadow.

JA Boy$ volunteers at Eugene Butler Middle School Young Men's Leadership Academy.


Summer JA Boy$ volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact Jonathan Bishop if you are interested in volunteering: jonathan@jajax.com; 904-398-9944 ext.232. 
Put the pedal to the metal...to benefit JA Boy$! pedal

The JA Grand Prix is our signature event to benefit JA Boy$.

Sponsor a race team or put yourself in the driver's seat at Autobahn Indoor Speedway -- and race at speeds up to 50 mph!

Corporate sponsorships and individual racers welcome. 

Grand prize for top individual fundraiser: 4 tickets to 2016 Daytona 500

>>Click Here for registration and more information.

Florida Blue impacts nearly 1,100 Jacksonville students in one dayfloridablue
114 Florida Blue volunteers brought JA in a Day to Don Brewer and Merrill Road Elementary Schools on May 29. This marked their third year participating in the event.

We would like to thank each and every volunteer for their impact. Special thanks to Don Brewer Principal Jennifer Gray, Merrill Road Principal Clemijene Alexander, and Darnell Smith, Charles Joseph and Stephanie Westerman at Florida Blue for coordinating the event and ensuring a successful JA in a Day!

Florida Blue sent large groups of volunteers to Merrill Road Elementary (pictured above) and Don Brewer Elementary (below).

>>Click Here to read the blog post and see more of the day!

First grader learns importance of working for needs and wants firstgrade
Our first grade program, JA Our Families®, introduces students to entrepreneurship and how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family. 

In one particular lesson, students choose a chore or task around the house they would like to make a coupon for and present to their families in exchange for a need or want.

Hannah (pictured above) is a first grader at Pickett Elementary. Her coupon is good for cutting the grass at home. She currently shares a bedroom with her younger sister and dreams of moving down the hall into her own room. With no expiration date, Hannah counts on using her coupon for as long as it takes until she has a bedroom of her own.
Students at Jeff Davis Middle learn financial skills thanks to grant from MassMutualMM
Students at Jeff Davis Middle School learned important financial literacy skills, thanks to a generous grant from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to implement JA programming. 

On June 2, MassMutual volunteers taught seventh grade students personal finance lessons from the program JA Economics for Success®. More programming is planned for additional schools in the fall. 

MassMutual volunteer Julie Chancellor teaching
JA Economics for Success to seventh grade students at Jeff Davis Middle School.

This is the third year MassMutual has gifted funds to support Junior Achievement programs across the United States to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to make smart academic and economic choices. Totaling more than $100,000, this year's grant will serve schools in 12 locations: Los Angeles (Calif.), Savannah (Ga.), Atlanta (Ga.), New Jersey, Las Vegas (Nev.), Rochester (N.Y.), Jacksonville (Fla.), Austin (Texas), Washington D.C., Springfield (Mass.), Memphis (Tenn.) and Baltimore (Md.).
Current Volunteer Opportunitiesvolunteer
  • When: Wednesday, June 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fresh Ministries, 616 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
  • Contact: Melissa Daniel, melissa@jajax.com | 904-398-9944 ext.226 
JA Boy$
Contact Jonathan Bishop for opportunites: jonathan@jajax.com | 904-398-9944 ext.232

JA Girl$Contact Sabrina Kinslow for opportunities: sabrina@jajax.com | 904-398-9944 ext.225
Sponsor Spotlightjimmoran

The Jim Moran Foundation has funded many new Junior Achievement initiatives as well as come to our aid when we needed immediate funding.

The Foundation's latest support of Junior Achievement comes in the form of a $142,500 grant over two years to increase the capacity of the Bank of America/JA Financial Literacy Center in the New Town area of Jacksonville. This funding will also enable JA of North Florida to launch its newest initiative, The Economics of Healthy Eating. 

This program will introduce third graders to healthy foods, the budgeting of groceries, and a shopping trip to the Jacksonville Farmers Market where they will purchase ingredients for a healthy recipe with stipends thanks to the generosity of The Foundation. With their new knowledge and experience, JA is hopeful the students will share their excitement with their families.

Junior Achievement of North Florida is very fortunate to have The Jim Moran Foundation as a partner in making financial literacy relevant to our community's youth.
View 2015 Golf Tournament Photos golf
 Another fantastic event and we cannot say thank you enough! We had 128 golfers out on the TPC Stadium Course and in total raised $225,000!! 

Special thanks goes out to Vistakon volunteers for their support this year and every year of the tournament.  

We look forward to seeing you on May 25, 2016!

Upcoming Eventsupcomingevents

JA Grand Prix to benefit JA Boy$

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Autobahn Indoor Speedway

Experience the thrill of European-style indoor racing at speeds up to 50 mph! Purchase a sponsorship or race as an individual. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. All proceeds benefit the JA Boy$ initiative.

Grand Prize for top individual fundraiser: 4 tickets to the 2016 Daytona 500.



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