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September, 2018

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay announces new Board Members and Officers
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June, 2018

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF TAMPA BAY RECEIVES GRANT FROM STATE FARM Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay announced today that it has received grants totaling $17,000 to fund JA work readiness and financial literacy programming. The grants, from State Farm Insurance, are part of a larger statewide initiative totaling $60,000 that will support Junior Achievement programs in eleven localities throughout Florida, enabling over 5,000 young people to participate in JA’s nationally recognized economic education programs.
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June, 2018

Bucs' Rookies Get Some Money-Managing Tips It's Professionalism Week for Bucs' rookies. Just a few short months ago, the guys were college students with not much financial freedom. Now, they're professional athletes having to make major financial decisions for likely the first time in their lives. That's where Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay and Raymond James Financial come in.
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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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In The Media

Sept, 2018

Junior Achievement to Deliver JA BizTown Mobile

Junior Achievement will launch a $500,000 fundraising campaign in Alachua County to bring a JA BizTown Mobile experience, presented by CAMPUS USA Credit Union, to Alachua County 5th graders.

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September, 2018

Junior Achievement Finance Park teaches students how to manage money
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September, 2018

Junior Achievement of Tampa to unveil new financial education facility

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay will unveil the new JA Finance Park on Sept. 13. The JA Finance Park, a collaboration of SunTrust Banks and Hillsborough County Public Schools, will serve more than 13,000 local middle school students annually.

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September, 2018

JA Finance Park Presented by SunTrust Promotion

Director Christina Roberts discussing JA Finance Park on WFLA.

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August, 2018

Financial Literacy 101 Part 1

From balancing a checkbook to savings accounts, the pros and cons of credit cards, maintaining a good credit score to investments – what should we be teaching our youth?

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March, 2018

Adelaide 'Alex' Sink honored as Lightning Community Hero

The Lightning honored Adelaide 'Alex' Sink as the 37th Lightning Community Hero this season

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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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