Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Inc. June, 2015
JA BizTown Exceeds Goal
JA BizTown surpassed its participation goal with 15,745 students this year! Thank you sponsors, volunteers and our driving force partner, Hillsborough County Public Schools. We are looking forward to an amazing 10th Anniversary celebration of Muma JA BizTown @ Bill Poe Family JA Center next school year -details to come!
Top Volunteer Provider JA Tampa Bay wishes to recognize HSBC as its top volunteer provider! During the 2014-15 school year, HSBC provided 257 volunteers in 145 classes reaching 2,613 students.
Junior Achievement Makes an Impact The month of May was a busy one for programming. Here is a sampling of JA volunteers reaching the youth of Tampa Bay.
Grace Kelly Ovalles Senior Tampa Bay Technical High School Through Junior Achievement I have had many amazing opportunities. First as a 5th grader I went to the Muma JA BizTown where I worked in customer service for the Tampa Bay Lightning. As a sophomore in high school I attended STEM TEC. I loved the opportunities that I had to get certified in Microsoft programs, building cars and learning about how businesses operate. I still wish that I could do another STEM TEC program, however, my experience in the Junior Achievement Entrepreneurial Internship Academy (JAEA) was equally amazing. It enhanced some of the skills that I already had and helped me to become more professional and organized. It pushed me out of my comfort zone making me interact more with others, take on more responsibility while developing my leadership ability. In the end, my JAEA experience built my confidence up so that I will be more open to the many opportunities that are available to me.
MetLife "Day of Caring" at Muma JA BizTown Chuck Sykes, Sykes Enterprises, visits Rampello Elementary
Ralph Garcia, Warren Averett, teaches at Rampello Elementary Shamus McConomy with GTE during Metropolitan Ministries Volunteer Day
PricewaterhouseCoopers host JA Day at McFarlane Park Elementary
Bill Brand and HSN host a JA Day at Bayshore Elementary
HSBC volunteers during JA Day at Kingswood Elementary Amy Potter, T. Rowe Price, teaches Economics for Success at Webb Middle School
Damion Munnings, Ferreri Search, volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries Capital One volunteered at Muma JA BizTown 4 times this year
PricewaterhouseCoopers Regions teaches JA volunteered 7 times at More Than Money to 4th New company partner, Muma JA BizTown this graders at Sandy Lane Esurance, volunteers at Oak Grove Elementary year Elementary
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JA Finance Park Virtual Top Volunteer Provider
During the 2014-15 school year, Citi was the largest provider for the JA Finance Park Virtual program reaching 46 classes.
JA Super Bowl-aThon Update
HSN bowlers took to the lanes on May 6th. Thanks to Mike Attinella, Sarah Miller, Andrea Masterson and Bill Brand for their JA support!
Richard George (JA) takes a moment with John Warcop (HSBC) and Jon Epps (JA) on May 6th when HSBC participated in their Bowl-a-Thon.
T. Rowe Price volunteered at JA BizTown several times this year
Nielsen volunteered at Belleair Elementary
Velma Butler, Tech Data, volunteers at Frontier Elementary
Manpower Gives Back Junior Achievement wishes to thank Manpower for their recent volunteers during two capstone experiences. Employees from Manpower volunteered on May 19th and 28th at Muma JA BizTown. Pam Taylor, Client Account Manager, says, "JA BizTown has been a rewarding experience for me. As a representative of Manpower, teaching and assisting the young workforce of tomorrow on the world of work has been very rewarding." Students who attend Muma JA BizTown are able to experience a real-world simulation in order to better understand what it means to be part of a working cit