Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Washington
Prepares Today's Students for a Bright Future. Let's achieve together!
JA of Washington's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use innovative, immersive programs to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.
Why Junior Achievement?
JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have the brightest possible future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer-delivered programs show students that they have a choice of life path. College? A trade? Starting their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, you can start to enact the change necessary to upend these statistics in your community:
- 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma
- 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers
- 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control
- 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs
Which Way To JA?
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Washington by helping today's students with the critical skills necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Washington!
By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours to share your experiences and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Washington!
Distinguished volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on lessons that inspire students to grasp the opportunities provided by education.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
Not an educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your local school!
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JA of Washington Spotlight
JA Bowling Events
The Junior Achievement Bowling Classic is a great event and one of JA's most important fundraisers! Each year, hundreds of folks join together with family, friends, and co-workers at their local bowling alley to help support JA. Register Now!
JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®
Come experience our innovative simulation towns where students immerse themselves in real-life scenarios, managing businesses, planning budgets, and more. These immersive experiences have inspired countless students to craft the future they want!
Volunteer - You're the Missing Piece!
Don't you wish that someone had taught you finance and work-readiness skills when you were growing up? Now there is someone! You! All we need is your life experience and a willingness to inspire young people to succeed. JA provides the training, curriculum, and classroom ready to meet you!
Calling All High School Students and Educators!
Sophomores through seniors - AT&T is hosting two fantastic workshops/job shadow this spring with a specialized curriculum focusing on job-hunting skills, networking, and interviewing. Click below to contact a staff member for more info!
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."