Our Mission

Imagine a generation of students armed with the confidence and understanding to take control of their futures and equipped to achieve their dreams. We are working to give our region’s youth the hope to see a brighter future and the skills to answer the demands of the 21st-century economy with “I can.”

In partnership with the education and business communities, Junior Achievement is transforming the student experience by bringing relevance, authenticity and application into everyday learning to energize students about their future possibilities. Using integrated learning models focused on career readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, we’re bridging the gap between what students learn in the classroom and the real world. We work to empower the next generation with the knowledge, capacity and motivation to thrive and build a better future for themselves and their community.

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy by providing relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college. Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in elementary, middle and high school so they are empowered to own their economic success. Junior Achievement’s building blocks for success inspire elementary students at JA BizTown, prepare middle school students at JA Finance Park, and succeed at 3DE high schools.

The Impact

JA Tampa Bay Impact

JA Biztown Impact

JA Finance Park Impact

3DE Schools Impact

Districts & Other Programs Impact