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October, 2017

ReliaQuest partners with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay to Create Cybersecurity Storefront at Muma JA BizTown Fifth grade students from across Hillsborough County will experience what it would be like to work in the fast-paced world of cybersecurity, protecting other large businesses from hackers, malware and cyber-threats. 
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August, 2017

Junior Achievement Capital Campaign Gaining Steam New Markets Tax Credit Pumps in a Projected Benefit of Nearly $1.4 million to the University Community Development Area for JA Finance Park 
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June, 2017

Fidelity Investments Partners with JA of Tampa Bay to create storefront at Muma JA BizTown Students will no longer have to imagine what it would be like to run a Fidelity Investor Center; they'll actually get to experience it. In this simulated city, students will follow a series of classroom activities learning about businesses and jobs at Muma JA BizTown at the Bill Poe Family JA Center. 
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May, 2017

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay receives grant from State Farm Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay announced that it has received a grant in the amount of $17,000 to fund JA programming. The grant from State Farm Insurance is to support the implementation for financial literacy for low to moderate income youth. 
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April, 2017

Manpower partners with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County schools In collaboration with JA USA and Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Manpower contributed $4,000 and six Manpower volunteers to JA BizTown, Junior Achievement’s experiential program for fifth grade students. 
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In The Media

December, 2017

The next generation of cyber sleuths Target, Equifax, Yahoo, Home Depot … what do these four seemingly disparate companies have in common?
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October, 2017

Junior Achievement DOES Make a Difference As a nine-year-old Cuban immigrant, King High School teacher Leonel Garcia faced innumerable challenges: He spoke no English. He struggled to pass the reading section of FCAT. His third-grade teacher recommended retention.
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October, 2017

Cybercop kids! Tampa's BizTown opens cybersecurity storefront Tampa's Muma JA BizTown is a rite of passage field trip for Hillsborough County fifth grade students. It allows kids to try out future jobs by "working" at Publix, Bank of America or even Busch Gardens. It is a bustling interconnected town.
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April, 2017

Tax credits help fund Junior Achievement financial literacy center in Tampa A capital campaign for JA Finance Park presented by SunTrust has topped the $6 million mark. Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay used a complex New Markets Tax Credits financing facility that bridged pledges to date with tax equity, to get a $1.4 million benefit, a press release said. 
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April, 2017

Bank of America throws $600,000 'surprise party' for nonprofits Junior Achievement will use its grant dollars to continue supporting the "Sharks" entrepreneurial after school program for kids at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in North Tampa and Hillsborough Community College in Brandon.
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