History

Junior Achievement was founded in 1919 by Theodore Vail, President of American Telephone & Telegraph; Horace Moses, president of Strathmore Paper Company; and Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts. Its first program, The Company Program, was offered to high school students on an after school basis.

Locally, JA was founded in 1984.  Junior Achievement has gradually expanded its activities and broadened its scope to encompass an ever-widening student population, offering 23 programs for kindergarten thru 12th grade and impacting over 10,000 Brevard County young people each year.

Read the book Junior Achievement: A History by Joe Francomano and Wayne & Darryl Lavitt to learn more about the history of Junior Achievement. http://ja.org/about/about_history_book.shtml

Contact:

Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
1275 South Patrick Drive, Ste A2
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
(321) 777-0982 phone
(321) 777-0983 fax

Anne Conroy-Baiter, President

Candice Hodge, Education Program Manager

Desiree Kaul, Operations Coordinator