Mark your calendars: #GivingTuesday is November 29, 2016

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Junior Achievement of North Florida has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.  In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.

“Junior Achievement helps young people create successful futures by giving them the skills and knowledge to be successful in the world of work,” said Steve St. Amand, president of JA of North Florida. “We ask the North Florida community to support JA’s mission by going to www.JAjax.com and making a donation on November 29, Giving Tuesday. Our goal is to give more students access to JA programs, and we’re asking for the community’s support.”

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Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students of kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Last year, JA of North Florida reached 56,489 students in the 2015-2016 school year.

To learn more about how your donation will impact North Florida’s students, and to make a donation, visit http://bit.ly/DonateJAjax.

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