Junior Achievement (JA) and Bright House Networks have a strong, long-term partnership providing students with an education in business, economics and entrepreneurship to help them succeed in the future.
JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by educating and preparing them to be the business leaders of tomorrow. Originally founded in 1919 as a way to give students early exposure to business principles and practices, JA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing in-school programs that focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship for students in grades K-12.
As a proud long-time sponsor of JA, we support its mission to bring business education to thousands of students. JA programs are not only available in Florida, but across the country helping connect students with learning about business. For the past 14 years, we have sponsored the Annual Bright House Networks/Junior Achievement Invitational in Tampa Bay. Each year, the event has helped raise millions of dollars to fund JA programs that reach more than 75,000 Tampa Bay-area students.
The tournament was held again this year at Innisbrook Golf Resort. This single event is expected to raise more than $700,000 for local JA programs, making it one of the largest local fundraiser for JA. In addition to the impressive Tampa Bay annual event, many other fundraisers are held in Bright House Networks communities, including the ever-popular Bowl-A-Thons that raise thousands of dollars in a single night. As an added contribution, many Bright House Networks employees donate their time to the program by volunteering in classrooms.
One such notable program funded through the Annual Bright House Networks/Junior Achievement Invitational is the Bill Poe Family Junior Achievement Center, home of “Pam & Les Muma JA BizTown.” JA BizTown is an indoor center designed to have the look and feel of a business district that contains a mini-city with up to 18 public and private businesses. Each business within the center is sponsored by a real local business and displays their logo and the actual marketplace appearance of the sponsor. The goal is to bring the town to life for students as they recognize businesses that are familiar to them.
By supporting JA, we further our commitment to making a difference in the lives of young people by contributing to programs like BizTown that helps students achieve great successes in the future.
Thank you JA for helping our communities one student at a time!
Have you participated in a JA program? How did it help you?
Thanks for visiting the Bright House Networks Blog. We welcome you to participate in the conversation on House2House. Please note, any service-related concerns will not be resolved on the Blog. They will be addressed by our dedicated Customer Care team (select from above Online Care options). Also, to find out if a product or service is available in your area,