Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Washington
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
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.
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 and the character 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 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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Washington school!
Watch the Video
JA of Washington Spotlight
Volunteers Needed for JA In-School Programs!
Put your mentoring skills to the test and make a real difference in the lives of our local students! Fun opportunity to share what you've learned in your career. Training and materials provided.
JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®
Innovative, bold, relevant. JA Finance Park and JA BizTown are all that and more. They are financial literacy laboratories that inspire and prepare youth to succeed. JA World campuses in Auburn and Yakima offer an exciting reality-based learning environment for middle and high school students.
New Event! Tasting Festival at JA World Auburn
Join Junior Achievement on Friday, May 31st to celebrate our national 100 years of preparing students for success in a global economy. Tour our JA Biztown® and JA Finance Park® facilities and enjoy access to locally brewed beers and ciders, live music, silent auction and munchies from local food trucks.
JA's Titan Business Challenge
Tomorrow's CEOs are made today! The JA Titan Business Challenge taps into the skills of individuals of teams to compete for victory and prizes.
"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."