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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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You can still volunteer this school year!

You can still volunteer this school year!

When: Spring 2019
Where: Statewide

It's not too late to serve as a JA classroom mentor in your local area, before school lets out this year! We often have last minute cancellations and would love to hear from you if you would like to take on a class this spring. It's a fun and rewarding experience, and training and materials are provided.

JA Golf Classic 2019 - Reserve Now

JA Golf Classic 2019 - Reserve Now

When: June 24, 2019
Where: Glendale Country Club, Bellevue

The 28th annual JA Golf Classic & Auction moves to a new venue: Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, one of Washington's premier private clubs. Join us for golf - or just the dinner/auction!

Junior Achievement of Washington is hiring!

Junior Achievement of Washington is hiring!

Where: Auburn and Kennewick

Seeking a career where your efforts make a difference in the lives of kids in your local community? We have full and part time job openings in our South Puget Sound and Southeastern Washington regional locations. Choose a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life! 

New Event! Tasting Festival at JA World Auburn

New Event! Tasting Festival at JA World Auburn

When: May 31, 2019
Where: Junior Achievement, Auburn

Join us we celebrate 100 years of JA preparing students for success in a global economy. Tour JA BizTown and JA Finance Park, enjoy locally brewed beers and ciders, live music, munchies from local food trucks, and participate in a silent auction.

  • "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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