COVID 19 Information | Junior Achievement of Washington

COVID-19 Information

JA of Washington is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers, students, and staff during this public health crisis. With Governor Inslee's announcement that all Washington state schools are physically closed until the end of the 2019/2020 school year, we are acting accordingly and canceling or postponing our programs.

Though schools are closed, educators and parents are working tirelessly to sustain learning during this difficult time. We at JA have moved quickly to adapt our programs into free resources available for students, parents, educators, and volunteers. 

Please see below for information specific to in-class programs, offsite programs, and special events. 

In-Class Programs
We are adjusting our model to meet the needs of our statewide communities. Please visit this website for free self-directed program resources. For questions about programs during this time, please contact Leah Katzer, Statewide Program Director.

JA Education Centers
Auburn & Yakima: All school visits to JA Finance Park and JA BizTown through the end of the 2019/2020 school year are postponed. 

For questions about JA Finance Park and JA BizTown programs, please email or call 206.808 5861.

Statewide Special Events
All upcoming JA Bowling Classic events are postponed. 

The April 21 Ignite the Spark breakfast event in Yakima has been postponed.

The May 10 Business Hall of Fame event in Spokane has been postponed.

The May 29 Cheers to Careers event in the Auburn JA Education Center has been postponed.

We are currently reviewing the status of all of our statewide special events. If there are cancellations, you will hear from a JA of Washington staff member. If you have any questions, please contact Hilary Bhagat, Director of Development.

For general questions about JA of Washington's response to this matter, please contact Rowena Yow, Director of Communications. Please also find here information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

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