Educational Institutions

Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Inc.

  • Miami Beach, FL
  • www.jamiami.org

Mission Statement

Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and empower young people to own their economic success in South Florida. Junior Achievement of Greater Miami focuses of Miami Dade and Monroe Counties.

Main Programs

  1. Junior Achievement http://bit.ly/YWztaO
  2. JA Company Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Locally, Junior Achievement impacts 45,000 students in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties each year. With the help of 1,500 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.

ruling year

1994

President

Self-reported

Mrs. Catherine Haga

Keywords

Self-reported

youth development, education, business, enterprise, financial literacy, leadership skills, work readiness, entrepreneuship

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Also Known As

JA Miami

EIN

59-0807486

 Number

3737809680

Physical Address

13490 NW 7th Ave

North MIami, FL 33168

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Junior Achievement of Greater Miami reaches 45,000 young people annually in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, empowering young people to own their economic success. Junior Achievement reaches 10.6 million young people annually in 118 countries, empowering young people to own their economic success. Our experiential, kindergarten through high school programs in financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness give young people the skills and confidence for success.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Junior Achievement http://bit.ly/YWztaO

Junior Achievement of Greater Miami currently has 14 local programs spanning kindergarten through high school, which empower young people to own their economic success through age-appropriate, experiential curricula focusing on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit operating with a private-sector board of directors. For complete information please visit our Web site at: www.jamiami.org.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 2

JA Company Program

With the support and guidance of volunteer consultants from the local business community, the JA Company Program provides basic economic education for high school students. By organizing and operating an actual business enterprise, students not only learn how businesses function, they also learn about the structure of the U.S. free enterprise system and the benefits it provides.
 

JA Company Program helps young people appreciate and better understand the role of business in our society.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$30,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Junior Achievement of Greater Miami teaches students to learn and apply skills in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness to foster business growth and global competitiveness of the U.S. workforce. This year we hope to reach 45,000 students in Miami Dade and Monroe Counties with 1,500 volunteers.

    1. Establish a comprehensive Digital Program/Learning Experience Content and Delivery Blueprint, known as the JA Education Gateway
    2. Track four JA programs: JA Our City, JA Our Families, JA Job Shadow, JA Success Skills
    3. Follow a digital volunteer delivery strategy that will bring volunteers to students through technology
    4. Follow program correlations to State and Common Core Standards
    5. Publish position papers around youth, economic, and/or education development
    6. Collaboratively create and publish enhanced brand standard guidelines to assist JA Areas in
    consistent brand positioning
    7. Research technology platforms for digital volunteer delivery, training, webinars and 24/7 on-demand recorded training modules
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Students will gain from Junior Achievement's unique approach. Its four distinct advantages include:

    • Delivery System of volunteers with diverse backgrounds who serve as presenters in the classroom.
    • Flexible, Proven Curriculum supported by discussion guides and activity materials that are enhanced by volunteers' personal experiences.
    • Experience-Based Learning to enable students to learn through a variety of age-appropriate, hands-on activities that help them understand the relationship between school learning and successful participation in the global economy.
    • Volunteer and Teacher Training that provides orientation and refresher training programs each semester in addition to staff, program resources, and ongoing services throughout the year.
    • Secure more funding.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The JA Girl$ program builds on Junior Achievement's unique capability to draw together business and education in unique collaborations that benefit the future workforce. The program builds upon Junior Achievement's ability to provide educators and students with real-world experiences beyond the classroom, while also enabling businesses and corporations of all sizes to expose students of all backgrounds and abilities to the many career opportunities that await them in the local job market and to educate and inspire them to succeed in the global economy.

    Junior Achievement of Greater Miami is strengthened by its interactions and on-going discussions with educators, business leaders, community representatives from businesses and corporations of all sizes, and parents and residents from all walks of life.

    To further the organization's efforts to educate youth and provide appropriate mentors and opportunities, management and staff members of Junior Achievement of Greater Miami have taken a leadership role in work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.

    Board members also are active in the community, and they regularly share information and knowledge with the management team and staff at Junior Achievement. Their involvement strengthens the organization and its ability to meet the growing and changing needs of the community.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Student tests are conducted before and after program implementation to gauge the student learning quotient. In addition, teacher and volunteer consultant surveys are solicited from every participant to evaluate Junior Achievement programming. Additional discussions with female educators and volunteers also offer insightful review of the program.

    Such qualitative observations are valuable because educators are well trained to evaluate student learning. This ability has been developed through their secondary and post-graduate education as well as their day-to-day experience with diverse student populations. While not all female adult volunteers have the benefit of such academic training, many have children of their own or are exposed to children outside the classroom. As a result, they are experienced through personal interactions and able to discern learning at many levels. They also are able to share reactions based on a series of repeated weekly interactions with the students. This repeated interaction allows volunteers to discover what the students have retained from week to week as previously presented concepts are reviewed and new concepts are added.

    Junior Achievement programs are regularly and independently evaluated at both the local and national level to ensure the highest program quality. These evaluations continue to demonstrate that Junior Achievement programs provide long-term gains in student learning, and similar results can be expected in future evaluations.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Junior Achievement of Greater Miami operates in the 4th largest school district in the United States. Although our impact is 45,000 students, with 350,000 in our market, we are constantly reaching out to secure funds to further our mission and reach.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

Locally, Junior Achievement impacts 45,000 students in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties each year. With the help of 1,500 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.

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Funding Needs

Junior Achievement needs funds to provide our financial literacy programs at no cost to schools in Miami Dade and Monroe Counties.

Affiliations + Memberships

Junior Achievement Worldwide

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Financials

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF GREATER INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Mrs. Catherine Haga

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Robert Suarez

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity