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Junior Achievement Of South Florida

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Causes: Economic Development, Education, International, International Economic Development, Microfinance

Mission: Junior achievement of south florida, inc. Highlights the value of the free enterprise system, teaching business know-how and personal finance. We do that through proven structured, hands-on programs for all students, k-12. The relevancy of the organization's programs reinforces the learning process, encourages self-esteem and increases the potential for our students future success.

Programs: The program services are comprised of the following:ja biztown: each biztown is an indoor center that contains a mini city with up to 18 public and private businesses. Each business within the center is sponsored by a real local business and displays the authentic logo and the actual marketplace appearence of the sponsor bringing the town to life for the students. Ja finance park: program helps students navigate the world of personal finances as they assume the role of an "adult for the day". At ja finance park, students are given a unique life situation card which includes an income, marital status, even kids. Using this persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decisions regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more. Ja inclass: ja financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs are designed to inspire and prepare students from kindergarten through 12th grade to own their future economic success. They are taught by trained volunteer role models from the local community using professionally designed and rigorously evaluated curriculum materials.

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