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As part of a cherished annual tradition, the high school students spread joy by reading stories and engaging in holiday crafts in each classroom at the elementary school.

JA Career Speaker goes the extra mile to help Palm Beach Gardens High School students bring joy to Lake Park Elementary

 By Denise Sawyer

Community Involvement

In a heartwarming display of holiday spirit, Christmas arrived early at Lake Park Elementary School courtesy of the magnet students from Palm Beach Gardens High School. As part of a cherished annual tradition, the high school students spread joy by reading stories and engaging in holiday crafts in each classroom at the elementary school. Adding to the festive generosity, over 400 Lake Park Lions...

A graphic with students and a volunteer crafting a business plan.

Crafting a Comprehensive Business Plan
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

In the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship, a well-thought-out business plan serves as the cornerstone for success. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or a budding business enthusiast, the importance of a meticulously crafted business plan cannot be...

This high-impact event allows schools to immerse 2nd graders into Junior Achievement programming in a single day. 

Citizens Private Bank volunteers wowed students during JA in a Day at Seminole Trails Elementary School

 By Denise Sawyer

Financial Literacy

Seminole Trails School in West Palm Beach recently played host to a unique and impactful initiative - JA in a Day. This innovative program, spearheaded by Junior Achievement (JA), brought together Citizens Private Bank corporate partners who stepped into the role of educators for an entire day, delivering hands-on, interactive JA programs to second...

The extra effort these bilingual volunteers put in to teach JA programs in Spanish is not just appreciated; it's transformative.

JA High School Heroes stepped up to translate financial literacy lessons for Spanish-Speaking students

 By Denise Sawyer

Financial Literacy

A dynamic duo of Junior Achievement (JA) High School Heroes identified students who were dealing with some challenges stemmed from language barriers and took it upon themselves to ensure that financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs reached every participating student at Greenacres Elementary School, regardless of the language they...

The Palm Beach Shores Fire Department gives a demonstrative presentation to students.

JA Career Exploration Fair captivated Crosspointe Elementary students, more volunteer speakers needed for upcoming events

 By Denise Sawyer

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast (JAPBTC) is calling on community members to step forward and become Volunteer Career Speakers. The goal is to inspire and educate students about the diverse range of career opportunities awaiting them in the professional world. This need for volunteers comes after the JA Career Exploration Fair captivated students at Crosspointe Elementary in...

A Crosspoint Elementary student is seen dressed up with Joseph

JA Career Exploration Fair captivated Crosspointe Elementary students, more career speaker volunteers needed

 By Denise Sawyer

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast (JAPBTC) is calling on community members to step forward and become Volunteer Career Speakers. The goal is to inspire and educate students about the diverse range of career opportunities awaiting them in the professional world. This need for volunteers comes after the JA Career Exploration Fair captivated students at Crosspointe Elementary in...

Christmas present and decor with a blue background.

Navigating a "Blue Christmas"
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Financial Literacy

It's that time of year again, where the holiday season is upon us. However, for many teenagers, it seems that a "Blue Christmas" might be in store. According to our recent survey conducted by the research firm Big Village, over half of teens report that rising prices have had a significant impact on the number and types of gifts they've received during the holidays in recent...

Claudia Kirk Barto emphasized the significance of JA GEW23 and the role it plays in fostering economic growth and innovation among young minds.

WPBF News features JAPBTC in live television interview about JA Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023

 By Denise Sawyer

Entrepreneurship

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast (JAPBTC) had a moment in the spotlight as its President, Claudia Kirk Barto, was featured in a live morning show interview with WPBF News. In the segment, Barto spoke with Steven Graves, television news anchor, about the mounting excitement surrounding JA Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2023, a week-long program that aims to inspire the...

An image that says JA Launch Lesson.

Take Off with Junior Achievement and JA Launch Lesson
Blog from JA USA

 By Kelsey Matzinger

Entrepreneurship

Junior Achievement and our learning experience JA Launch Lesson play a pivotal role in shaping the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. We provide the education, mentorship, and real-world experience needed to thrive in the ever-evolving business...

Damiem Simmons seen speaking at Glades Central High School during GEW

JAPBTC gears up for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023 to inspire Palm Beach County students

 By Denise Sawyer

Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is back, and it's set to inspire the next generation of business leaders and innovators across Palm Beach County. Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast will host a weeklong career speaker series from Nov. 13- 19, giving area students a chance to participate in a global movement aimed at fostering economic growth and...



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