Who We Are

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay serves 13 counties including the entire Tampa Bay area. Junior Achievement is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization. This year, business professionals, parents, retirees and college students will teach Junior Achievement learning experiences in-person or virtually. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization. Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay has been empowering the futures of local students by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices.

Core Values

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.

Financial Literacy

Workplace Readiness


Fast Facts

  • We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization wholly dependent on the financial and volunteer support of individuals, foundations and businesses.
  • Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by a workforce of volunteers who are dedicated to bringing in real life, experiential lessons to the students of Tampa Bay.
  • JA is one of a few global non-profits to use independent, third party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on JA’s effectiveness. Findings prove that JA has a positive impact in a number of critical areas.
  • Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay is nationally recognized by Junior Achievement Worldwide as one of the finest operations in the United States being awarded the Summit Award for twenty-two consecutive years.

The Bill Poe Family Junior Achievement Campus

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay headquarters is located at 13707 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33613. The Bill Poe Family Junior Achievement Campus is the home of our two capstone facilities: JA BizTown presented by Pam and Les Muma and JA Finance Park presented by Truist.

The main entrance to our facility is to the “rear” of the building which is along N. 22nd Street. Please enter ½ block south of the facility by the University Community Center. You will see JA signage. Turn left on Victor Crist Drive. At the stop sign, proceed directly into our 2 parking areas – one located in front of our main entrance and one located to the side of our building. There are 3 gate entrances which have call bells and we will greet you from there.

The Junior Achievement of Florida Foundation

The Junior Achievement of Florida Foundation serves as a coordinating body for various Junior Achievement (JA) offices and programs throughout Florida. Its mission is to empower young people across the state by providing consistent financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness education. By bringing together local JA offices and collaborating with schools, businesses, and volunteers, the foundation aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful future. Their goal is to invest in the education and empowerment of Florida’s youth, helping them achieve their dreams and contribute to the state’s prosperity.

To learn more, visit https://floridafoundation.ja.org/ 

Contact Us

Message Us

For general questions and information, please email us at jatampabay@ja.org, or use the contact form below. To contact a specific staff member or area, please visit our Staff Directory. For questions regarding programs offered in the other districts we serve, please contact Julie Porcelli | julie.porcelli@ja.org


Junior Achievement is the recognized leader in “empowering young people to own their economic success®” through volunteer-led, experiential learning. We are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers and potential staff regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.