JA’s vision is for all of our students to be prepared leaders, providing higher standards of living in their own communities, effectively competing in the global economy, driving their personal economic success and ultimately that of Florida and our nation.
1919 orginally called Boys and Girls Bureau of the Eastern States League
1930 Survives Great Depression
1940 JA Company students support war efforts
1950 JA began to grow nationally
1960 JA grew Globally
1963 Junior Achievement of North Florida is created
1970 JA started offering programs in-schools with the introduction of Project Business.
1980 JA was on the first organizations to bring computers into classrooms as part of the Applied Economics program
1990 JA began to offer programs for every grade K-12
2000 JA brought experiential learning in the form of capstone facilities
Junior Achievement (JA) will be celebrating its centennial throughout 2019. JA was started in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Murray Crane.
During the course of the past 100 years, JA has evolved from an organization operating primarily in the Northeastern United States and teaching teens how to start a business into a multinational organization reaching more than 10 million students in 100 countries with programs that promote entrepreneurship, career and work readiness and financial literacy. In the United States, JA reaches nearly 5 million students in grades K-12.
Jacksonville's Golden Ticket
Text JANFL to 50155 and follow prompts to purchase or purchase online here.
Online ticket purchases will be mailed to the individual.
Must be 18 years or older to enter.
Non cash prizes are in access of $500.00. W2-G form is filed with the IRS and also sent to the winner for his or her personal income tax records.
Winning ticket will be drawn July 23rd, live on Junior Achievements facebook page at 12:00pm
Help her keep up with the changing workforce.
Only 40% of teens graduate with basic job skills. With JA, we can give them the skills they need to succeed.