There is no greater cause than the future of our children.

Our partners’ involvement provides meaningful and measurable benefits by creating an authentic experience that engages students in academics and fuels their passion for successful futures. Junior Achievement of Alachua County recognizes partners for financial investments through fundraising, program volunteers and in-kind contributions through a point system. Points are awarded for revenue received, as well as volunteers in the classroom or capstone facilities.

New Funding Opportunities

3DE schools

3DE by Junior Achievement is dedicated to re-engineering high school education nationwide and is coming to Hillsborough and Pinellas counties for the 2020 school year. Local, state and national partnerships are available to become a part of this high school model which breaks through traditional barriers and redesigns the framework of education from the inside out.

JA Inspire Career Center

The JA Inspire Career Center, located within JA Finance Park, is dedicated to fueling young peoples’ imagination. Infused with state-of-the art technology, this immersive, hands-on experience, will inspire middle school students to explore their future plan and prepare to seize tomorrow’s opportunities by exposing them to in-demand careers in the Alachua County’s marketplace.

JA BizTown

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a day-long visit to a simulated town. This popular program allows elementary school students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

JA Finance Park

An experiential, real-life simulation, JA Finance Park first provides a series of lessons in the classroom to middle school students where they learn about all aspects of personal finance including learning about balancing a family budget, interest rates, how education affects their earning potential, and how saving today can affect their future.

JA BizTown Mobile

JA BizTown™ Mobile is an interactive marketplace, representative of the local business community.

JA Career Expo (Pinellas County based)

JA Inspire Career Expo is a career-based event filled with learning experiences that are designed to align with what the companies will need from its future employees. Students participate in hands-on activities, often using actual equipment or tools used on a job. We are looking for industry sponsors who will help transform students’ abstract ideas about work into tangible ambitions and plans, and to build their soft skills. There are 3 separate dates with 2 shifts per date. Each group will serve approximately 400 students.

Join us in this mission to empower the future. We depend on businesses and organizations to make our programs possible.