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JA of Washington - Northern Washington

Northern Washington Location

 

About JA of Northern Washington

Junior Achievement in Northern Washington (JA NorWA) serves nearly 21,000 students annually. JA NorWa offers in-school programs for grades K-12, and JA Job Shadows. Junior Achievement in Northern Washington serves students in Snohomish, Whatcom, Island, Skagit, and San Juan Counties.

Contact

Phone: (206) 226-2603
Location: 2219 Rimland Dr., Bellingham, WA  98226
Regional Director: Carmen Marttila

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Volunteering for JA Northern Washington

Each year JA NorWa relies on hundreds 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? 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 Northern Washington?
For Whatcom/Island/Skagit and San Juan Counties, email Roxanne McCloud, Regional Program Manager, or call (206) 226-7467.
For Snohomish County, email Sarina Blitz, Regional Program Manager, or call (206) 296-2616.

JA Northern Washington Educational Partners

JA NorWa reaches students in grades K-12, providing programs in schools throughout Northern Washington. 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 Northern Washington.

Financial Support for Junior Achievement in Northern Washington

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 Northern Washington Events

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. 

JA Golf Classic & Auction

JA Golf Classic & Auction

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Where: Glendale Country Club
Time: 10:00am Registration

The 2019 Golf Classic & Auction includes an 18-Hole Scramble featuring a magnificent day of golf, on-course lunch, commemorative apparel, golf balls, tee-prizes, and contests! Followed by a celebratory evening which includes a cocktail reception, dinner, and live & silent auctions.

Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

When: 2019 Date Coming Soon!
Where: T-Mobile Park, Seattle

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. 

JA Northern Washington Board of Directors

Kevin Ruoff — Board Chair
District HR Coordinator
Fred Meyer
 
Walter Picerno — Member
Manager MCO/HSI repairs
Frontier Communications
 
Paul Rosser — Member
Operator
Chick-fil-A at Lynnwood
 
William S. Reith, CPA, CVA — Member
Chief Financial Officer
Quilceda Creek Vintners, Inc.
 
MJ Bandolon — Member
F&B Manager
Tulalip Resort Casino & Spa
 
Andrew Lachner — Member
VP Retail/Sm. Business Credit Consultant, Northern WA Region
Wells Fargo
 
John Nelson — Member
VP Relationship Manager
Banner Bank
 
Lisa Severn — Member
Director of Food and Beverage
Tulalip Resort & Casino
 
Cheryl Twidwell — Member
Branch Manager
Union Bank
 
Ronald Heller — Member
Market President for Washington
Union Bank
 
Lori Bellingar — Member
VP, Commercial Relations Manager
Banner Bank
 
Michael Burke — Member
SVP, Commercial Team Leader
US Bank
 
Edwin Elefson — Member
Director of Career & Technical Education
Ferndale School District
 
Amia Froese — Member
VP; Partner,
Saratoga Commercial Real Estate
 
Roland King — Member
SVP, Retail Division Manager
Banner Bank
 
Tracy Osborn — Member
Senior Training Specialist
Peoples Bank
 
Pamela Whalley — Member
Education Director
WWU Center for Economic & Financial Ed
 
Colm Boer — Member
District Manager, Northwest Washington
Wells Fargo Bank
 
Zac Palmer — Member
Vice President
Fitness Gear + Training (FGT)
 
Ernest Bonasera — Member
Director of Direct & Indirect Sales
Comcast Washington
 

JA Northern Washington Supporters

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

 

Fred Meyer
Tulalip Resort Casino
  • "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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