Young men discover career paths during JA’s Reverse Job Shadow

Students at Eugene Butler Middle Young Men’s Leadership Academy spoke with local professionals and learned about work life, day-to-day job responsibilities and what it takes to be hired for those jobs during JA’s Reverse Job Shadow on November 20.

Junior Achievement’s JA Boy$ program brought the event to the school and recruited area businessmen to provide insight and advice to the boys attending Young Men’s Leadership Academy.


Andreas Glover, Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


Ronnie King, Scratchwerk LLC and Shawn Drake, Transamerica Financial Group


Members of JSO Dive Unit brought out their gear for demonstration.


Reverse Job Shadow volunteers from left to right: Pat McCarthy, JSO Dive Unit; Andreas Glover, Florida Department of Education- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Shawn Drake, Transamerica Financial Group; Philip Scarborough, Elite Realty Group of Jacksonville; Roberto Paredes, ERA Real Estate; Duane Crouch, JSO Dive Unit. Not pictured: members of JSO Bomb Squad and Ronnie King, Scratchwerk LLC.

JA Boy$ serves as a bridge between JA’s real-world programs and all-male classroom environment. To learn more about JA Boy$ and its impact in the North Florida area, click here.


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