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Junior Achievement Seeks Volunteers

Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida is seeking volunteers for the spring semester of the 2018-2019 school year.

Volunteers from the business community are needed to serve in K-12 classrooms of their choice in the Escambia and Santa Rosa County school districts mentoring young people regarding jobs, money, and business.

JA programs are typically one hour per week for five weeks and are very easy to prepare for. 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 five-week course to be delivered. 

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

“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 provides a mechanism to fill that gap with the help of community leaders and business professionals in the area,” said Ashlee Simpson, 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 Ashlee Simpson at [email protected]

Visit us online at JANWFL.org.

About Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida:

Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida is celebrating 60 years of financial literacy education in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties this year. Thank you to the volunteers and community leaders who have supported JA over the last six decades. 

In the 2017-2018 school year, Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida reached over 4,300 students with financial literacy education in over 170 classrooms in 17 schools with the assistance of 85 volunteers from the Pensacola area business community.

In the 60 years since its formation, Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida has supplied educational services to more than 160,000 students through the dedication of its volunteers.

LandrumHR, Regions, SunTrust, The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, and Northeast Pensacola Sertoma sponsor Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida as Signature Annual Sponsors.  Other annual sponsors include Gulf Power Company, Beggs & Lane, Cat Country 98.7 and NewsRadio 1620, State Farm Insurance, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Centennial Bank, Evergreen the Printing Company, Republic Services, General Electric, ExxonMobil, International Paper Foundation, Cordova Lanes Bowling Center, Navy Federal Credit Union, Pensacola News Journal, Duncan McCall Advertising, WEAR TV3, and many other distinguished businesses in the area.

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