Stephanie Kinsey, DDS, owner and founder of Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, recently participated in a golf team that donated $1,000 as a Par Sponsor to benefit JA Boy$ part of the Junior Achievement® of North Florida program. JA Boy$ is dedicated to increasing knowledge and building skills in financial literacy, career preparation, and entrepreneurship within an all-male setting. The golf event with Dr. Kinsey’s team of six participants along with numerous other groups from northeast Florida was held on April 23rd, 2018 at Topgolf Jacksonville, a popular public golf venue for the whole family.
JA Boy$ inspires boys and young men starting in kindergarten through sixth grade to gain a deeper understanding of finances and how personal choices impact financial growth in order to find a financially stable future. As a learning environment separate from a classroom, JA Boy$ has been found to better connect with young boys through specialized and entertaining education. The core focus of the program is eliminating any complications that could weaken a boy’s future stability, such as poor grades, low reading comprehension, and a general lack of discipline not uncommon among many youths of today.
The program depends on volunteers and charitable participants. Mentors from a variety of careers and lifestyles team up with JA Boy$ to help share success stories and good life practices with young boys. Dr. Kinsey’s husband is Treve Kinsey, the Vice President of Transworld Business Brokers and chairman of the annual event for Junior Achievement. He acts as a key volunteer and mentor for boys while helping to serve as an influential factor in developing young males who need a father figure in their lives. Of course, donators like Stephanie Kinsey, DDS and Palencia Dental play a big role in supporting Junior Achievement of North Florida.
Dr. Kinsey was quoted as noting that young boys usually require “symbols, abstractions, diagrams, pictures, and moving objects” to retain new knowledge. She also mentioned that boys mature slower than girls, which can put them behind in traditional classroom settings. JA Boy$ helps offset this difference by providing boys with unique educational opportunities focused on financial management and understanding.
Would you like to know more about Junior Achievement of North Florida and all of the volunteer-driven events it hosts throughout the area? You can visit the group’s official website by clicking here.
More About Dr. Kinsey of Palencia Dental
Dr. Stephanie Kinsey has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. Her St. Augustine dentistry practice is dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of one’s smile through the combination of tried-and-true treatments, state-of-the-art procedures, and advanced dental medicine. She is a Fellow with The International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) and serves as a member and Fellow with IAPA’s founding organization, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
Dr. Kinsey graduated with honors in 1994 from the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado. She was accepted into a General Practice Residency in Chicago, Illinois at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she was invited to stay a second year and serve as chief resident.