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.
LET'S ACHIEVE TOGETHER!
One of the most important predictors of a child's long-term success is to have a practical understanding of how the world works. The fundamentals of the working world, money, and business, are essential to becoming a healthy, thriving member of society.
Junior Achievement believes in connecting students all across Washington with a wider understanding of their place in the world and their ability to define success on their terms.
You can help make those connections.
Let's achieve together! Keep scrolling to see the three ways you can get involved.
Get involved! which way to JA?
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Washington by donating to our events, or by sponsoring an experiential storefront in our JA Education Centers.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? Explore the many ways to support!
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
Self-Directed Learning Resources
Though schools are closed, Junior Achievement is here to support students, parents, and teachers during this of uncertainty. Education must continue and JA is providing access to learning experiences that students can do on their own, with a parent or other caring adult, or with teachers via a digital/virtual environment. Resources are organized by school level and can be used whether or not you've engaged in a JA program in the past. We will be continuing to add to the content in the coming days so check back often.
JA Bowling Events
JA BizTown Summer Camp
Future leaders, this way forward! JA BizTown® Summer Camp is an extension of our popular elementary and middle school program. Students ages 9-14 will experience a dynamic, hands-on learning simulation where they will work together to run an entire town with actual storefronts!
"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."