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JA of Washington - King County/Seattle

JA King Metro


About JA of Washington in King County/Seattle

Junior Achievement in Seattle, the Eastside, and the King County metro area of Washington State (JA King) launched its very first programs in 1953. Currently, JA King serves over 30,000 students, offering traditional in-school programs and JA Days in grades K-12, and JA Job Shadows. In 2005, JA World in Auburn opened its doors, providing JA's highest impact programs, JA Finance Park® and JA BizTown®, to students throughout Western Washington.


Phone: (206) 296-2600
Fax: (253) 833-6989
Location: 1700 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 100, Seattle, WA  98109
President & CEO: Natalie Vega O'Neil
CFO: Glenn Corey

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Volunteering for JA King County/Seattle

Each year, JA King relies upon thousands of 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 World? 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 King County? Email Adrienne Kirk or call (206) 296-2624.

JA King County/Seattle Educational Partners

JA King reaches students in grades K-12, providing programs in schools throughout King County and the surrounding areas. 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 King County.

Financial Support for Junior Achievement in King County/Seattle

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 King County/Seattle Events

Cheers to Careers Tasting Festival

Cheers to Careers Tasting Festival

When: Event postponed - new date to be published in the coming weeks!
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn

Cheers, 2019 was our inaugural year and we are excited to be back in 2020!
Stayed tuned for the list of breweries that will be pouring and VIP ticket details.
As always there will be a raffle and auction, and this year we will have some fun games to bring in a little competition!Stay tuned for which breweries will be in attendance at the 2020 Cheers to Careers Tasting Festival.

JA Golf Classic & Auction

JA Golf Classic & Auction

When: Monday, June 22, 2020
Where: Glendale Country Club, Bellevue
Time: Noon Shotgun Start, 6:00 PM Dinner & Auction

Join us for the 29th Annual Golf Classic and Auction Monday, June 22, 2020!  The event includes an 18-Hole Scramble featuring an exciting day of golf, an on-course lunch, commemorative apparel, golf balls, tee-prizes, and contests! The event wraps up with a celebratory evening that includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and live & silent auctions.

JA Bowling Classic

JA Bowling Classic

The Junior Achievement 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. 

Dare to Dream Dinner and Auction

Dare to Dream Dinner and Auction

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

JA of Washington's signature annual event, the Dare to Dream Dinner & Auction, brings together top businessmen and women in the Puget Sound region and beyond, to support Junior Achievement at a remarkable venue, T-Mobile Park. Guests enjoy a cocktail reception, field games, an exquisite dinner with fine-wine. Bid generously on an exclusive array of unique and extraordinary experiences, vacations and sporting events. Proceeds from Dare to Dream provide JA programs for thousands of Washington students. 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
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  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

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