about us

Our Mission

Junior Achievement of the
Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, Inc.

To prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy through classroom programs and simulations that focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

For over 90 years, Junior Achievement has provided quality financial education to millions of children around the world. We are currently in over 121 countries! Right here in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River & Hendry counties, Junior Achievement reaches nearly 20,000 students each year. Our programs teach students the key concepts of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship; crucial life skills for today’s economy. JA educates the next generation on how to create a budget, stay out of debt, and save for the future. Our work readiness programs teach the next generation how to enter the job market, interview for a job, and most importantly, the skills that are needed to retain that job. Junior Achievement is teaching the next generation how an entrepreneur can bring about powerful economic change in our global economy!

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast reaches students through classroom programs (K-12), the JA Company Program (where high school students produce, market, and sell a product during a semester), JA BizTown® Mobile and our newest program, JA Finance Park Virtual. In 2015, we will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of JA BizTown® Mobile, the only mobile JA BizTown® in the country! We bring JA BizTown® directly to the schools!

Junior Achievement programs are funded through contributions from businesses, individuals, foundations and special event fundraisers. When we stand together, we can ensure that the coming generation of consumers, employers, and employees will be fully prepared to enter and thrive in the global marketplace.

  • JA The Whole Story

    Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization 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.

  • News

    Stay up-to-date on the latest JA news! Follow the link above to see what's happening with Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast.

  • Alumni

    Welcome back to Junior Achievement! Whether you participated in the JA Company Program as a high school student, or have been volunteering to teach JA programs in your community, we want to celebrate all you have done for JA!

  • Meet Our Chair of the Board

    Raised in Chicago, IL. He moved to West Palm Beach in 1997, where he, alongside his wife, Kim, founded Bozetarnik & Company, LLP in 2012. Pete lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Kim, and his son, Thomas.