JA Girl$

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is planning to re-launch JA Girl$ with funding by Wells Fargo and Women’s Foundation of Florida.

According to Fortune Magazine, nine out of ten women in the United States will be responsible for their family’s finances at some time due to an increasing divorce rate and women’s longer lifespan. Research also suggests that the most important factor that positively impacts the life of a girl is having a positive relationship with one caring adult. JA Girl$ vision is to inspire girls and young women to open their minds to new opportunities, understand the power of their choices, and reach high to achieve their full economic potential. JA Girl$ mission is to prepare girls and young women for economic success by providing hands-on experiential programming and educational opportunities that honor, value and celebrate the female perspective, experiences and unique development. JA Girl$ goal is to increase knowledge and build skills in economic literacy, career preparation and entrepreneurship.

Although there is a dire need to provide education to girls and women about finance and economics, few programs actually exist. Even fewer programs are specifically designed to address the unique needs of females or to target girls and young women with career readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship education. JA Girl$ has been designed to meet those needs. Through the hands on curriculum as well as JA Girl$ Talk: presentations by Women who are leaders in the community; entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, educators, etc., will enhance each girl’s experience. JA Girl$ Talks will be held on a monthly basis, at local businesses, community centers and local college campuses throughout the school year. This will lead to JA Girl$ Talk: Day of the Girl will be held on March 28, 2018 featuring guest speakers, workshops and amazing giveaways.

JA Girl$...

Join in helping girls discover a lifetime of opportunities.
Affirm and praise girls to build their self-confidence.
Guide girls to explore and understand the power of their choices.
Inspire girls to open their minds to new possibilities.
Role model to girls the qualities and attributes you value.
Listen to and honor what girls have to say.
$upport girls by creating safe spaces for her to take risks.