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JA Program Overview - Scope of Programs

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay offers over 20 experiential, hands on programs that help students, grades k-12, discover and apply entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy concepts and skills.

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JA Class Request

Requesting your classes for next year can help us anticipate the demand for volunteers and allow time for Junior Achievement to prepare a volunteer to work with your class.

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JA Day

"JA Day" is a one-day presentation of Junior Achievement's programs. "JA Day" is a unique opportunity for JA to reach children a whole school at a time.

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JA Job Shadow Day

Did you know that for a commitment of just a few hours, your students can get an up-close look at careers and see the relevance of what is being taught in school?

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JA BizTown

Through daily lessons, hands-on activities, and active participation in this simulated community designed to support differentiated learning styles, students develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in a worldwide economy.

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JA Summer Career Institute

CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay have partnered with Junior Achievement, Pinellas County Schools, Hillsborough County Public Schools, St. Petersburg College and various other partners to provide career exploration and workplace readiness training to 14-16 year old students through the summer. The program consists of hands-on activities in various career industries, workplace readiness training, teambuilding, goal setting and personal motivation, in addition to employer site visits as job shadowing experiences in STEM specific fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

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Addressing The Financial Crisis

With the pervasive news coverage of America's financial turmoil, our children may have questions about what is going on in our economy. Many adults have a difficult time understanding - much less explaining in an age-appropriate way to a child - what is going on in our government and in our financial markets.

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Student Ambassador

Who’s more qualified to speak about the impact and power of Junior Achievement programs then a JA student? A Student Ambassadors are a select group of student volunteers who promote Junior Achievement by sharing their JA experiences with business and community leaders at special events.

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JA Finance Park Virtual

JA Finance Park Virtual is an economics education program that introduces personal financial planning and career exploration designed to be taught by classroom teachers.

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JA More Than Money

When you volunteer to teach a JA More than Money program, you help prepare young students for their financial future. Your commitment helps bridge the gap between what they learn in school and what they see happening in the world of work and money. Your time is worth more than money when you inspire a child to succeed!

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Junior Achievement supports our Tampa Bay Schools and educators by providing valuable K-12 classroom resources - well-tested, hands-on programs taught by caring community & business volunteers. JA's programs focus on basic concepts of economics and show how education is relevant to the workplace. The sequential activities foster lifelong learning and help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future. With a range of different programs, Junior Achievement teaches about concepts relating to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. JA’s programs are correlated to Florida State Essential Academic Learning Requirements and Grade Level Expectations.