Junior Achievement of North Florida Hosts 11th Annual $mart Women Make Change
A fundraising event to celebrate entrepreneurship for women and girls
By: Junior Achievement of North Florida
"We wanted to make this event a lot more fun with a focus on the female entrepreneur,"
The event will include 10 vendors, all local female-owned businesses, including two middle school girls turned entrepreneurs who will be showcasing their products which will be available for purchase. Art students, grades 9 to 12, from the Foundation Academy are creating up to 10 portraits of influential women which will be on display. There will also be tables with activities, live music and more.
$mart Women for Change will be held on Monday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jacksonville Public Library at 303 N. Laura Street in Downtown Jacksonville. During the event, JA of North Florida will present the Legacy Award to a woman who has contributed greatly to the success of the JA Girl$ initiative. JA Girl$ is dedicated to teaching financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship within an all-girl setting. Since 2006, JA Girl$ has educated more than 19,0000 girls and young women.
Voya Financial and Fidelity Investments are Journey sponsors of the event. Sponsorships and individual tickets are available at janfl.org (http://www.janfl.org/
About Junior Achievement of North Florida
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement of North Florida has been operating in Jacksonville since 1963 and includes a satellite office in Tallahassee. Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, Junior Achievement of North Florida helps young people connect with relevant learning and the importance of staying in school. This collaboration resulted in 62,355 students reached during the 2018-2019 school year. To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Florida, visit www.janfl.org.