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LISTEN: Alesandra Tonelli-Junior Achievement Rising Star of the Week

LISTEN: Alesandra Tonelli-Junior Achievement Rising Star of the Week
Posted March 31st, 2014 @ 10:33am


Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast helps students learn how to become entrepreneurs and this week's Rising Star is learning a lot about that. 

12th Grader Alesandra Tonelli, better known to her classmates and teachers as Ale,  started a meeting place called "Gatorbucks" at her school.

"It is the first cafe ever at Palm Beach Gardens High School.  You want to have somewhere to go with your friends, relax and enjoy a nice cup of coffee...I had Starbucks in mind."

Ale is also president of the largest Florida chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, third largest in the nation. 

"We are really involved in a lot of community service as well as competition and we actually, our membership is 433 members.  I have increased that this year."

As a student currently working with Junior Achievement, she also teaches the youngest of elementary school students about themselves.


We're putting the call out to parents and teachers to nominate a student to be a Junior Achievement "Rising Star".  Each week, we'll feature a student on-air and online.

This is open to all kids, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, who have taken or are currently taking a JA class

You can nominate through JA's website, Click Here, or call 561-242-9468. 

We also want to put the call out to business professionals in the area who have as few as five to ten hours total to volunteer in the classrooms. 

Newsradio 1290 WJNO and Wild 95.5 appreciate your help on this project with JA of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast and hopefully it gives you a good feeling that you're helping a young up and coming business owner or entrepreneur.

Photo provided by: Alesandra Tonelli/Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast


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