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Junior Achievement attendee shares how program has helped him

Junior Achievement attendee shares how program has helped him
Junior Achievement attendee shares how program has helped him
Posted at 6:00 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 14:51:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Today was another edition of WTXL's Question Center.

Experts from Junior Achievement of the Big Bend joined us in studio to talk about financial literacy for students. They answered questions as part of the WTXL Questions Center.

Jackson Rhodes is the 1st place winner of the Shark Bowl, a competition connecting young entrepreneurs to local businesses. He shared with WTXL more about his idea for a specialized dog collar, how the JA program helped him, and what lessons he learned during the program.

The Junior Achievement of the Big Bend serves several schools to include:

- Elementary: Gilchrist, DeSoto Trail, Pineview, Conley and Canopy Oaks Elementary schools

- Middle School: Swift Creek Middle School

- High School: Godby, Leon, Lincoln, Chiles, and Rickards High schools

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization giving students K- 12th grades the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Junior Achievement Big Bend has reached over 25,000 students in the Leon County area.

For more information about JA Big Bend click here.