JA Boy$ Spring Reverse Job Shadow

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In partnership with our JA Boy$ program, a Reverse Job Shadow event was held at Young Men’s Leadership Academy on May 25.

This Spring event put a cap on a successful year for JA Boy$ that included Job Shadow trips to Sally Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank, and Florida Blue.

Thank you volunteers!
-Tony Allegretti, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
-Devin Coleman, Community Activist, Poet & Author
-Obi Umunna, Umunna Legal Group
-Trey Carmichael, Northwestern Mutual
-Adama Diallo, Florida Blue
-Papis Diouf, Yardi

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About JA Boy$

JA Boy$ serves as a bridge between JA’s real-world programs and all-male classroom environment. For more info on this program and how to get involved, click here.

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JA Job Shadow gives Jacksonville students a glimpse of the “real world”

JA Job Shadow offers students a unique opportunity: a visit to a professional work environment and insights into how to find and keep a fulfilling career.

Recently our JA Boy$ program partnered with Jacksonville schools serving boys and young men to provide a JA Job Shadow experience for their students.

Students from Valor Academy visited the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Jacksonville Branch and Sally Corporation

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Students from Young Men’s Leadership Academy visited Florida State College at Jacksonville Advanced Technology Center

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Students from Young Men’s Leadership Academy visited Florida Blue

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7th graders from the Young Men’s Leadership Academy visited three departments at Florida Blue – Workforce Management, IT Command Center, and the Special Investigation Unit.  The students enjoyed touring the beautiful campus and even had lunch at the Four Seasons Café on-site.  Special thanks to Market President Darnell Smith, Board Member Bob Wall, Paul Stallings and Deborah Phelps of ENAABLE (Empowering Network of African-Americas Building, Leading, Embracing).

 

About JA Boy$

JA Boy$ serves as a bridge between JA’s real-world programs and all-male classroom environment. For more info on this program and how to get involved, click here.

Stay connected: Facebook // Twitter // LinkedIn // Google+ // Instagram // Website

Junior Achievement program helps boys make positive choices

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JA Boy$ participants play “Be a Success” board game at DuPont Middle School summer camp. Photo: Bob.Mack@jacksonville.com

JA Boy$ volunteers teach decision making and personal finance, but they are so much more – JA Boy$ volunteers act as classroom mentors to the groups of boys they teach.

Recently, a JA Boy$ session was held at DuPont Middle School’s Team UP summer camp, hosted by The Bridge of Northeast Florida.

A group of boys played Junior Achievement‘s “Be a Success Board Game” that interactively teaches the ups and downs of making decisions about life.

Read more from The Florida Times Union…

JA Boy$ serves as a bridge between JA’s real-world programs and all-male classroom environment. For more info on this program and how to get involved, click here.

The Junior Achievement Grand Prix benefits JA Boy$ and takes place July 28 at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Racers must raise a minimum $250 via peer-to-peer fundraising to secure their karts in the race. JA Grand Prix information and registration.

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Original link to story: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2016-07-18/story/junior-achievement-program-helps-boys-make-positive-choices-follow

JA Job Shadow™ with AT&T Jacksonville

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A JA Boy$ group from Valor Academy of Leadership visited AT&T for JA Job Shadow™, where they learned first-hand how education translates to a satisfying and successful career.

JA Job Shadow™ began in the classroom with three sessions that taught students more about careers, including how to identify a career based on interests, steps in researching potential jobs and developing job-hunting skills like networking and interviewing.

The students then visited an AT&T corporate office in Jacksonville to shadow employees for half a day to see first-hand how education translates to a satisfying and successful career.

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Thank you AT&T employees for inspiring these young men!

Learn more about JA Job Shadow™. See what students and AT&T mentors who have completed JA Job Shadow™ have to say about the program: http://youtu.be/L3NWazI2_UM.

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