WPB Rotary & Junior Achievement Program
In 1981, a committee of the West Palm Beach Rotary Club, chaired by Jack Hughes and Larry Sartory, began looking for a constructive way for local businesses and corporations to contribute to the education of Palm Beach County’s youth. Through a series of meetings with representatives of the Palm Beach County School System and the business community, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, Inc., was chartered in July 1981. In 1984, it became an independent Junior Achievement office.
The Junior Achievement Mission
The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement's programs focus on financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship and seeks to ignite the spark in young people to recognize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast (JA) was established in 1981 and since that time has served over 300,000 students throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast.
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast has inspired the next generation to be financially capable and tenacious, equipped with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity. Through our innovative and experiential financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial K-12 programming- taught by volunteer role models from the community; we inspire the next generation to navigate their path towards their dreams.
For more information: https://www.juniorachievement.com