TOMORROWS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams
Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.
JA of Washington's volunteer-delivered, K-12th grade programs teach work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, using innovative, immersive programs to inspire students to forge brilliant futures.
We at ja of washington stand for social justice
We are committed to educating in a way that dismantles inequality, racism, and oppression and sparking honest conversations in our communities. The future we envision and for which we prepare our students cannot exist unless we become catalysts for change. We pledge to do better. We must all do better.
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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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.
Virtual 2020 Dare to Dream
This won't be any ordinary Saturday in front of the TV. Our Dare to Dream theme this year is the Prohibition Era so bring on that 1920s flapper charm, fill those (not-so-illicit) martini glasses, and tune in for a night of inspiring stories from across the state, a live auction you can participate in on your phone, and so much more! By raising a virtual paddle that evening and supporting Junior Achievement, you will be changing the lives of students across Washington state.
New Virtual Event: Get Active With JA!
We invite you to participate in a brand new JA virtual fundraising event: Get Active With JA! Safely run, walk, bike, or even walk your dog and track your steps toward a desired goal. Ask your friends and family to sponsor your activity with a donation JA of Washington!
"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."