FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Feb. 26, 2015) – Junior Achievement USA® (JA) recently announced that it will honor Broward College with one of 50 2013-2014 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2013-14 school year. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on March 10 in New York City.
“Broward College always strives to be a central fixture in the community, so it is an honor to be the only state college in Florida, as well as one of the three colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized to receive the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr.
Broward College is receiving the 2013-2014 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award at the Silver level for providing at least 10,000 volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the year. The complete list of recipients is located here.
President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.
About Broward College:
Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.5 million students per year in 115 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit
www.ja.org for more information.