Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida

Mission: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy

With the help of trained volunteer role models from the community, Junior Achievement shows young people how money, careers, and business ownership work.


JA needs volunteers from the business community to teach in classrooms k-12 in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida is seeking volunteers for the spring semester of the 2016-2017 school year.

Volunteers from the business community are needed to teach in classrooms k-12 in the Escambia and Santa Rosa County school districts to mentor young people regarding finance and business ownership.

Junior Achievement volunteers are trained prior to entering the classroom and are provided with a briefcase that includes all of the materials needed for the entire course to be taught.  JA programs are typically one hour per week for five weeks and are easy to prepare for.

Volunteers are able to choose the grade level with which they prefer to interact and lessons are fully packaged and outlined in turn-key fashion. 

Instructors are most needed for elementary school level family budgeting & community awareness and high school level career success courses.

“The business community is telling us that soft skills are critical to the entry level jobs they are hiring for, yet the candidates they are interviewing are severely lacking these competencies.  Junior Achievement is providing a mechanism to fill that gap with the help of business leaders and successful professionals in the area,” said Scarlett Henson, Education Manger for Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to contact the Junior Achievement office at 850-477-1420 or email Scarlett Henson at [email protected]

Visit us online at JANWFL.org.

About Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida:

During the 2015-2016 school year, Junior Achievement programs focused on financial literacy, economics, career success, and entrepreneurship and were presented in nearly 300 classes, in 42 schools in NWFL, reaching over 5,300 students from Escambia to Bay County in Florida. In the 58 years since its formation, Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida has supplied educational services to more than 150,000 students through the dedication of its volunteers. Regions and SunTrust sponsor Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida as Signature annual sponsors.  Other annual sponsors include Gulf Power Company, Wind Creek Hospitality, Cat Country 98.7 and NewsRadio 1620, General Electric, Landrum HR, Wells Fargo, Pensacola News Journal, Michael Johnson Statefarm Insurance, Duncan McCall Advertising, WEAR TV 3, Lamar Advertising, and many other distinguished businesses in the area.

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