Junior Achievement of North Florida is hosting girls and young women from grades three to 12 for the 4th Annual Day of the Girl, a subprogram of the JA Girl$ Initiative on Friday, July 12. The event, which is currently sold out, will take place at the University of North Florida’s Student Union, located at 1 South UNF Drive. It is designed to prepare the girls and young women for economic success. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
State Attorney Melissa Nelson will be the opening speaker. About 80 volunteers from a number of businesses will lead nine different workshops on a variety of topics including embracing your uniqueness, money management skills, STEM career options, how to be a leader, and more. The girls will also take part in a career fair where professional business women will be on hand to introduce the students to different career fields.
The event is free and includes lunch and a healthy snack. The Day of the Girl is sponsored by Remmer Family Foundation with in-kind contributions from Publix.
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 59,439 students reached during the 2017-2018 school year. To learn more about Junior Achievement of North Florida, visit www.janfl.org.