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Junior Achievement of North Florida Hosts Virtual Edition of the 5th Annual Day of the Girl

Girls, ages 10 to 15, can take part in the virtual workshop this Friday

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Junior Achievement of North Florida will host a virtual edition of the 5thAnnual Day of the Girl on Friday, July 10 and space is still available. Girls, ages 10 to 15, can participate in the online event from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event, which is a subprogram of the JA Girl$ Initiative, is designed to prepare girls and young women for economic success. The workshops are free. Students can register at


"We are excited to deliver important lessons to girls and young women to help them prepare for their professional futures in a fun, hands-on and engaging way again this year,” said Teresa Smith, vice president of programs for JA of North Florida. “Our team led by our JA Girl$ Program Director Carly Norton has put together a great program with female entrepreneurs and coaches that will provide valuable information as we celebrate the potential of girls.”


The event will feature an interactive workshop on self-esteem with Dr. Phenessa Gray from EmpowerCREATIVE! Studios or Coach J Dianne Tribble of At the Table Coaching. Dr. Gray, a certified social and emotional intelligence coach, and Coach Tribble will be discussing self-esteem and personal branding as it relates to economic success.


Entrepreneur Christie Jones Bird will also be presenting. She is the founder and owner of Jone and Rose Luxury Bath and Body Products. She will talk about how she created her skincare business and how to create bath and body products at home.


The virtual event will also include trivia games and live music where the girls can request a song. Each girl who completes the Day of the Girl will also receive an Amazon gift card.


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



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