7th annual CARIBBEAN wind

7th Annual Caribbean Wind Event Raises Over $70,000 for Junior Achievement Programs

West Palm Beach, Fla.  –  On October 19, 2019, Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast held its 7th Annual Caribbean Wind Event at the Rybovich SuperYacht Marina and raised over $70,000.

The over 150 guests who attended were very generous in donating to the cause to help provide Junior Achievement programs for K-12 students in our schools.

“We hope our awesome guests and sponsors had a great time,” said Nadine Fite, event chair along with her husband David, and co-chairs Julia and Mark Wade. “The programs Junior Achievement provides are worth all the effort the committee did in making this a fabulous event.”

The evening’s breeze complimented the Caribbean Wind theme, and the reggae music of Aubrey Clement and the 1 Tribe Band floated over the water making it a memorable evening. The event was generously underwritten by The Esther B. O’Keeffe Foundation. The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation was a Cayman Island-level sponsor; and Fantastic Finishes and William Raveis South Florida were Caribbean Saint sponsors. Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County sponsored the valet; Junkanoo-level sponsors included Matrix Private Capital Group and Shutts. Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County was the Environmental Steward sponsor, while Bahamas-level sponsorships were secured by AGC Florida East Coast; Bernstein; Caler Donten Levine Cohen Porter & Veil; Mary Ann DuPont; Decorators Unlimited; EDS Air Conditioning; Kennedy Yachts; Malone Electrical Solutions; Marino Performance Motors; MP Design and Architecture; Palm Beach Capital; Triton Property Management; UBS; and Zachary von Gonten. Keys sponsors included Gordon & Partners; Henderson Insurance; Knight Corporations; and Valley National Bank.

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At Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, through our relevant, authentic, and experiential financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs, we are inspiring a generation to be financially capable and tenacious. With the help of volunteer role models and partners like you, we are equipping these young people with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity. 

Together, we are working to give young people the hope to see a brighter future and the skills to answer the demands of the 21st century economy. 


JA connects education to real-world concepts to heighten students' appreciation for academics and long-term aspirations, giving them vision to see what's possible in the future and the skills to achieve their dreams.


JA infuses business connectivity and role models into all aspects of learning to deepen students' understanding and sustain engagement.


JA delivers opportunities to apply academic concepts to enhance students' retention of knowledge and develop skills for success, bringing lessons to life.

      The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement is 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. Junior Achievement's programs focus on financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship and seeks to ignite the spark in young people to recognize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast (JA) was established in 1981 and since that time has served over 300,000 students throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. 

        Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast has inspired the next generation to be financially capable and tenacious, equipped with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity. Through our innovative and experiential K-12 programming-taught by volunteer role models from the community; we inspire the next generation to navigate their path towards their dreams. JA programs provide students with authentic and relevant real-world experiences; challenging them to envision what's possible if they work hard and dream big. Our programs now reach far beyond traditional business lessons and focus on inspiring students to be financially capable and tenacious. 








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