UWF EVT 6664 Session 3 (b)
BY: Anthony C. Grant
THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Partnerships in Polk County Florida
Junior Achievement of West Central Florida, Inc
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In
partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their
minds to their potential. After all, kids are our future.
JA Worldwide™ Core Purpose
To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
JA Worldwide™ Core Values
• Belief in the boundless potential of young people
• Commitment to the principles of market based economics and entrepreneurship
• Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it
• Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
• Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
• Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
What is Junior Achievement (JA)
We are the passionate people behind a movement that seeks to prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a
global economy. Located in Colorado Springs, JA Worldwide Headquarters provides support for nearly 150
U.S. offices, and International Members in nearly 100 countries that carry out the mission.
JA Worldwide reaches approximately 8 million students worldwide. Focusing on three content areas of:
entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness, JA's age-appropriate curricula begins at the elementary
school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and
consumers. JA programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for future
economic and workforce issues they'll face.
We do all this with the help of our volunteers. Volunteers who so care about our youth they take time out of their
day to make a difference. How do we know this? We have external evaluators measure the impact of our
programs. We recently completed a comprehensive two-year study of our high school programs. For more
information, see JA Programs. Junior Achievement is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization sponsored by
corporate and individual contributors. http://www.ja.org/programs/programs.shtml
Find information on our elementary, middle and high school programs, and what to do before and after your
class! A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those
things as you were growing up?
Now there is someone. YOU.
All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took
chances and shot for the stars. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to
Your commitment could vary from a single school day to a weekly visit of one hour each for five to 10 weeks.
It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a
number of factors. We're flexible!
Before Your Class:
You'll be contacted by your JA office to set up training and give you classroom materials, or simply contact