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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of Washington
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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JA of Washington's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning 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 a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change 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.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Washington by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

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 and you can share your experience 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!


Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Washington or Idaho school!


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JA of Washington Spotlight

Volunteer Mentors: bring your expertise to the classroom!

Volunteer Mentors: bring your expertise to the classroom!

When: Academic Year 2019/20
Where: Statewide

The new school year is underway! Talk to one of our local program managers to select a volunteer opportunity in the district and school of your choosing. It's a fun and rewarding experience, and training and materials are provided.

Hearts are Wild Gala

Hearts are Wild Gala

When: October 18, 2019
Where: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick

Southeastern Washington's Hearts are Wild Gala brings together top business professionals in our community! Includes champagne reception, casino games, exquisite hors d'oeuvres, fine wine & craft beer and cocktails. Bid on silent auction, participate in jewelry raffle pull and so much more. Tickets now available!

JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®

JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®

Where: Auburn, Spokane and Yakima

Innovative, bold, relevant. JA BizTown and JA Finance Park are all that and more. They are financial literacy laboratories that inspire and prepare youth to succeed. JA World campuses offer an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.

Join the team at JA!

Join the team at JA!

Where: Seattle, Auburn, Kennewick

Junior Achievement of Washington is hiring. We have several exciting positions open within our programs, development, events, accounting and administration teams. Working for the JA mission, preparing young people to succeed as adults, is a rewarding experience! Visit our careers page to learn more, and apply today. 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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