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JA of Washington - Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

JA Eastern Washington Northern Idaho

About JA in Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

Junior Achievement in the Spokane area was established in 1953 under the name JA of the Inland Northwest. In 2013, they joined JA of Washington, as JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho (JA EWNI.) Currently, nearly 8,000 students are served annually by JA EWNI, offering traditional in-school programs in grades K-12. In 2016, the JA Finance Park® mobile unit was added, providing one of JA's highest impact programs to 2,700 Spokane area middle-school students annually. 


Phone: (509) 624-7114
Fax: (509) 465-7465
Location: 901 E 2nd Ave, Suite 202, Spokane, WA  99202

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Volunteering for JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

Each year, JA EWNI relies upon nearly 500 volunteers to bring its programs to local area school students. The dynamic interaction between the volunteer and the students provides active learning and brings theory to life. 
Are you qualified to volunteer in a classroom or at JA Finance Park? Yes! JA volunteers come from all walks of life, including valued employees, retirees, parents, and college students. All you need is a desire to be an inspirational role model, along with the ability to communicate, motivate, and create enthusiasm. Volunteers are also required to sign a Volunteer Conduct Standards form. Training in person and/or online is provided.
Questions about volunteering for JA in Eastern WA/Northern ID? Email Janet Banaugh, Regional Program Director, or call (509) 624-7114.

JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Educational Partners

JA EWNI reaches students in grades K-12, providing programs in schools throughout Spokane, Northern Idaho, and the surrounding counties. Educators fully enjoy the opportunity to engage their students in a fun, hands-on program that will equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to create their own successful future. JA programs align with national and local curriculum standards. Learn more about JA Programs.
Teachers, sign your class up here for JA's financial literacy programs in the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region.

Financial Support for Junior Achievement in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Businesses, foundations, and individuals support JA because they understand the tremendous need for a well-educated workforce, and appreciate the value in their investments. JA investors believe that education is an essential component of success for young people. Junior Achievement enables companies and individuals to share their success with kids and inspires them to reach their full potential.

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JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Events

JA Bowling Classic

JA Bowling Classic

The JA Bowling classic is a fun event and one of JA's biggest fundraisers! Each year, hundreds of people join together with family, friends, and co-workers at their local bowling alley to help JA provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to local students. Form teams, bowl, fundraise, and have a great time supporting JA!

JA Eastern WA/Northern ID Business Hall of Fame

JA Eastern WA/Northern ID Business Hall of Fame

When: Date Postponed
Where: The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane
Time: Reception 5:30pm, Dinner & Ceremony 6:30pm

JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Board of Directors

Jamie Hudson — Board Chair
SVP & Commercial Banking Center Manager Spokane and Coeur d'Alene Commercial Banking Center
Umpqua Bank
Gordon Budke
Owner of Budke Consulting PLLC
US Bank
Mark Conrath
Vice President
US Bank
Bill DeReu
Vice President, Real Estate & Lake State Resources
PotlatchDeltic Corporation
Dr. Michael Dunn
Spokane ESD 101
Lloyd Fillis
Career Path Services
Devon Givens
Retail Branch Manager
First Interstate Bank
Matthew Henshaw
Elementary Curriculum Director
Spokane Public Schools
Stan Hilbert
URM Stores
Sadie Kingrey
District Manager
Starbuck Corporation
Troy Klemo
Regional Vice President
Brian McNaughton
McNaughton & Nate Insurance
Kelly McPhee
VP Director of Communications & Public Relations
Banner Bank
Joel Mitchell
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Jeremy Newcomb
Signing Director
CliftonLarsenAllen LLP
Natalie Vega O'Neil
President & CEO
Junior Achievement of Washington
Nathaniel Prior
AVP/Area Sales and Service Manager
Gesa Credit Union
Dr. Shelley Redinger
Spokane Schools District 81
Eowen Rosentrater
Eowen Law Office
Windy Rudd
VP Private Banking Team Leader
Columbia Bank
Kathleen Robertson Schilb
Community Relations Administrator
Horizon Credit Union
Tim Shustoff
General Manager
Learfield-EWU Athletics
Brian Talbott
Nine Mile Falls School District
Christie Vranich
Manager, Member Lending Solutions
Scott Wetzel
President & CEO
Windermere Mountain West
Dave Wright
Vice President & Corporate Controller

JA Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Major Sponsors

Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our region's business community. These future-forward and civic-minded companies have all helped bring JA programming to our community.


  • "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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