JA Fellows

JA Fellows

JA Fellows is an in-depth, highly intensive leadership and entrepreneurship program for high school students. Students gain real-world business experience by working in groups of 20-25, conceptualizing, capitalizing, and managing their own small businesses. Throughout this real-life entrepreneurship experience, students develop communication, financial management, problem solving, collaboration and time management skills, just to name a few.

Mentors work in teams of 4-6, coaching students through the process of starting and running a small business. "Spark Tank" competitions (Shark Tank-like events) are judged by local business leaders. At year end, companies participate in a local competition for scholarships, monetary awards, and a chance to compete in a national competition in Washington, D.C. in June. JA is proud to have two teams compete nationally in 2017 and 2018. Alpha Solutions was named 2017 National "Company of the Year."

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You know how people always say "you can be whatever you want to be." Well, that's true! The only catch is you need the dedication and skills to get there. If you provide the dedication, JA will help you develop the skills, as well as confidence, knowledge and access into the world of business.

JA Fellows offers a unique opportunity for self-motivated high school students to gain in-depth, hands-on experience that will enable you to become the next generation of leaders who are equipped to handle the highly-competitive global marketplace.

This year's program is unique in the sense that we are transitioning to a new blended learning model, which allows JA Fellows students to be engaged with interactive content, and better prepared for the digital direction our nation is going.

We welcome interested 9th through 12th grade students to consider joining our 2018-2019 program which will begin September 2018. For further details please contact martha@jasouthflorida.org.


It may be hard to believe now, but the support of business leaders like you, creates a unique opportunity to truly inspire youth about career possibilities, help them manage finances, start a company and realize their potential. Your participation is what makes life achievements possible for our future employees, consumers and leaders.

Why Volunteer?

•  Play a pivotal role in positively impacting the next generation of leaders
•  Help change the statistics on America's competitiveness
•  Sharpen your presentation and coaching skills
•  Represent your company/industry to future employees
•  Connect with your community
•  If you are interested in participating in the 2018-2019 program, please contact martha@jasouthflorida.org

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