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Event Completed!

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Junior Achievement Big Bend, Office of Economic Vitality, and Leon County Schools have partnered to provide local students with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship. Leaders from the business community volunteer to provide students with first-hand experiences, helping students create a unique business idea and completing their own business model. JA Be Entrepreneurial is reaching nearly 1,000 area high school students annually.

The concept for Shark Bowl came from a very real need in our community- the need to engage teens and young adults in understanding "business." Whether students become business owners or not, they will gain valuable insights and confidence that will serve them for a lifetime. Every student who learns about entrepreneurship is better for it! While developing an understanding of what it takes to run a business, they also become better workers and employees. The JA Big Bend Shark Bowl is a Big Bend-wide competition of over 50 students. Eight Finalists - one from each high school group includes one stage presentation as well as the student interactive displays which are the Semi-finalist.

The following area high schools participated in this program:
*Chiles High School
*Godby High School
*Leon High School
*Rickards High School
*SAIL High School
*Omega Lamplighters, Inc.
*Somerset Academy-Jefferson County
*Crossroad Academy-Gadsden County

1st Annual Junior Achievement Sharkbowl 2016

Here's a short clip of the 2016 Junior Achievement Shark Bowl. You can also find the full version on our channel.


The Sharks

Logo for FAMU
Logo for Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship
Logo for TCC Spark

Great White

Logo for FSU Credit Union

Tiger Shark

Logo for Deloitte
Logo for Envision Credit Union

Bull Shark

Logo for Capital City Bank
Logo for TCOCU
Logo for Whataburger

Community Partners

Logo for Leon County Schools
Logo for Office of Economic Vitality

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

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