Congratulations to partner, Duval County Public Schools

Congratulations to our partner, Duval County Public Schools!

Jacksonville Business Journal Innovators In Education Award

Duval County Public schools received an Innovators In Education award for their partnership with Junior Achievement.

Helping to shape the educational landscape on the First Coast is vital for the business community, and efforts to improve the education sector and helping students pays off across the region.

The District Administrators and DCPS were honored by the Jacksonville Business Journal as an Innovator in Education Award Recipient for the DAILY Initiative (District Administrators Investing in the Lives of Youth) in partnership with Junior Achievement.

Innovators in Education in Northeast Florida recognizes those who have improved the education sector and/or positively impacted the lives of learners, young and old.

More than 3,600 students were taught JA programs this school year because of the DAILY Initiative.

Junior Achievement of North Florida Director of Special Initiatives

Teresa Smith, JA’s Director of Special Initiatives – she works hard to coordinate the JA programs and District Administrators in classrooms across Duval County.

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2014-15 school year results are in: JA of North Florida’s best year yet!

JA of North Florida 2014-15 school year results

2014-15 Student Reach JAStaff

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We reached 52,881 students during the 2014-15 school year with our financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs.

In other words, 42% of students in Duval County Public Schools participated in a Junior Achievement program last school year.

We are excited to share some highlights from JA USA’s end-of-year results. These results demonstrate the impact our organization, volunteers and donors are making on the lives of young people in North Florida.

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For the first time in its 52-year history, JA of North Florida is in the top 25 of the 115 JA Areas in the United States, and is now the second largest JA Area in the state of Florida, second only to JA of Tampa Bay!

Instructional hours increased

Last school year, the amount of time volunteers spent with students teaching JA increased.

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JA of North Florida volunteers spent more hours per student than the national average.

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We are proud to announce JA of North Florida is 23rd out of 115 JA Areas in the nation in market share, and #1 of the nine JA Areas in Florida!

These numbers reflect the strength of this community of JA supporters. Give yourself a hand!

Thank you for giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.
We look forward to continue sharing the impact and successes of the program and students involved during the 2015-16 school year.
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