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News – In The Media

September, 2018

Junior Achievement Finance Park teaches students how to manage money

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September, 2018

Junior Achievement of Tampa to unveil new financial education facility

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay will unveil the new JA Finance Park on Sept. 13.

The JA Finance Park, a collaboration of SunTrust Banks and Hillsborough County Public Schools, will serve more than 13,000 local middle school students annually.

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September, 2018

JA Finance Park Presented by SunTrust Promotion

Director Christina Roberts discussing JA Finance Park on WFLA.

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August, 2018

Financial Literacy 101 Part 1

From balancing a checkbook to savings accounts, the pros and cons of credit cards, maintaining a good credit score to investments – what should we be teaching our youth?

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March, 2018

Adelaide ‘Alex’ Sink honored as Lightning Community Hero

The Lightning honored Adelaide ‘Alex’ Sink as the 37th Lightning Community Hero this season

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December, 2017

The next generation of cyber sleuths
Target, Equifax, Yahoo, Home Depot … what do these four seemingly disparate companies have in common?

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October, 2017

Junior Achievement DOES Make a Difference
As a nine-year-old Cuban immigrant, King High School teacher Leonel Garcia faced innumerable challenges: He spoke no English. He struggled to pass the reading section of FCAT. His third-grade teacher recommended retention.

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October, 2017

Cybercop kids! Tampa’s BizTown opens cybersecurity storefront
Tampa’s Muma JA BizTown is a rite of passage field trip for Hillsborough County fifth grade students. It allows kids to try out future jobs by “working” at Publix, Bank of America or even Busch Gardens. It is a bustling interconnected town.

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April, 2017

Tax credits help fund Junior Achievement financial literacy center in Tampa
A capital campaign for JA Finance Park presented by SunTrust has topped the $6 million mark. Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay used a complex New Markets Tax Credits financing facility that bridged pledges to date with tax equity, to get a $1.4 million benefit, a press release said. 

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April, 2017

Bank of America throws $600,000 ‘surprise party’ for nonprofits
Junior Achievement will use its grant dollars to continue supporting the “Sharks” entrepreneurial after school program for kids at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in North Tampa and Hillsborough Community College in Brandon.

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