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The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship / Outreach / Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement


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Junior Achievement Big Bend

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship supports the Junior Achievement (JA) commitment to developing future entrepreneurs. The JA program promotes an understanding of entrepreneurship, workforce readiness and financial literacy to students K-12. Although young people are our future leaders and business executives, many of them lack the necessary skills to be successful at their jobs, to rise to the top of their chosen professions, or to run their own businesses. A recent survey by the Florida Council on Economic Education and the Florida Chamber of Commerce found that Florida’s workforce could be improved by increasing students’ understanding of economics and financial issues. The JA program provides students with the classroom time necessary to learn about the free enterprise system and explore the many opportunities that our economic system has to offer.

The JA program is accredited by the Florida Department of Education, and is correlated with the Common Core standards. JA classes are usually conducted once a week over a five to seven week period, but the schedule is flexible to accommodate teacher and volunteer needs.

The JA program is facilitated by teachers and a network of entrepreneurs and business professionals. The program would not be possible without the teachers and the dedicated network of volunteers. Thanks to their efforts, Junior Achievement is a premier, business education program in Leon County.

For more information about Junior Achievement in the Big Bend area, please contact:

Kristi Strickland
Program Manager
(850) 544-5510


Junior Achievement: empowering young people to own their economic success.