Support 300 girls in Miami to learn about money

by Junior Achievement of Greater Miami
Poinciana Park Elementary School JA Day
Poinciana Park Elementary School JA Day

Since our last report, Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Inc. program has progressed. Thanks to our supporters donations, 4 more students received our financial literacy programs. These students attended Poinciana Park Elementary. Poinciana Park Elementary School presently serves approximately 410 students from multi-ethnic backgrounds. 97% of the student population is Black, less than 2% is Hispanic, and 1% is "Other". The percentage of students receiving free and/or reduced priced lunch is at that school is of 96%. 

Thanks to your support, students who participate in Junior Achievement develop the skills they need to be successful in the global marketplace, according to 60 third-party evaluations. Over the past five years, more than 96 percent of JA’s programs have undergone comprehensive evaluations to assess their effectiveness and impact.*

Junior Achievement enhances the relevancy of education, bringing the gap between what students are learning in school and how it can be applied in the real world.

  • Teachers (95 percent) and volunteers (92 percent) who have brought the JA experience to the classroom report JA students develop a better understanding of how the real world operates.


  • Seventy-six percent of teachers and volunteers-nearly eight out of ten- report that JA better prepares students for the world of work, and 75 percent say that Junior Achievement programs help students realize the importance of staying in school.


Junior Achievement inspires success! If you’d like to volunteer and see first handed what we do, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.


JA middle school
JA middle school

Dear Donor,

Since our last report, we didn't get any new donations for this project. But this hasn't stopped us!

We have been able to keep on teaching kids about money and workreadiness thanks to the annual operating budget funds available from individual, business, and foundation support. Additional funding was generated through individuals who provided a financial investment or assisted by donating their time and talents to fund-raising activities held throughout the year.

We are happy to inform you that for the past school year we served 32,500 students in Miami Dade and this 2014-2015 school year we are hoping to reach 35,000!!

So again thanks for your support, and if you'd like to volunteer with us and inspire kids to own their economic success just let us know! You can reach us

Thank you!


Dear Donor,

Thank you for your contribution to Junior Achievement of Greater Miami. So far with the funds raised through GlobalGiving we've been able to fund two elementary classes (42 students)! Thank you!

Your contribution has provided young people with the real-world skills they want and need, like how to manage money, how to prepare for a career, and how to open and run a business. In the process, students were able to connect classroom learning to the real world, which allowed them to recognize the value of staying in school, increasing the likelihood they will graduate. Because of your generosity, more students received life-changing financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship education, and the results are profound.

Thank you again for investing in JA’s young people, helping us teach them about money management and how business works. This education will allow them to compete in the workforce and become successful professionals, which will strengthen the economic health of our community and nation. Truly, we believe this is the most important investment that you will make all year. It is certainly the most appreciated.

We remain grateful for your gift and look forward to your continued partnership.


Thanks to the donations received so far we were able to provide our programs to 25 elementary school students attending Kensington Park Elementary School. 96% of the student population at this school is Hispanic and 86.4% receive free/reduced lunch.

Thanks to you, students were able to develop: 

  • Economic knowledge and understanding through experiential, hands-on learning.

  • Positive attitudes toward work and their contributions to a diverse society.

  • The desire to stay in school and develop their abilities and skills.

  • Mentor relationships with caring adults throughout the community.

  • Business and education partnerships that create a bridge between the classroom and the workplace.

  • Awareness of local businesses, industries and career opportunities.

We are gratful for your donation and for sharing JA’s vision for tomorrow’s youth and recognize the value of our far-reaching programs.


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Organization Information

Junior Achievement of Greater Miami

Location: North Miami, Fl - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mariana Furchi Sly
North Miami, Fl United States

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