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JA of Washington - Southeastern Washington

About JA in Southeastern Washington

Junior Achievement in the Southeastern region of Washington State (JA SEWA) launched its very first programs in 1987. Currently, over 11,000 students are served annually by JA SEWA, offering traditional in-school programs in grades K-12, and events such as the JA Titan Challenge. In addition, approximately 500 students in JA SEWA get the opportunity  to travel to Yakima to experience JA BizTown® and JA Finance Park®.

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Phone: 206.539.6831
Location: 6855 W. Clearwater Ave., A101-108, Kennewick, WA 99336
Regional Director: Tamra Meyer

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Volunteering for JA Southeastern Washington

Each year, JA SEWA relies upon over 450 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 SEWA? Email Tamra Meyer or call 206.539.6831
JA Southeastern Washington Educational Partners
Junior Achievement reaches students in grades K-12, providing programs in schools throughout southeastern Washington 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 programs!

Financial Support for JA in Southeastern 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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Latest News in JA Southeastern Washington

Press Release: April 25, 2019
Tri-Cities schools benefit from global firm's donations, volunteer

2018-2019 JA Southeastern Washington Annual Report

JA Southeastern Washington Events

JA Bowling Classic

JA Bowling Classic

When: TBD
Where: Richland and Kennewick

The results are in! Because of supporters like you, we were able raise over $248,000 at this year's 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.

Ignite the Spark, Walla Walla Valley

Ignite the Spark, Walla Walla Valley

When: Postponed to 2021
Where: Marcus Whitman Hotel

Join us at Ignite the Spark, a breakfast benefiting Junior Achievement of Washington in the Walla Walla Valley!

JA's Titan Business Challenge

JA's Titan Business Challenge

When: Postponed to 2021
Where: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick
Time: 3-6:30 pm

Tomorrow's CEOs are made today! The JA Titan Business Challenge taps into the skills of student teams where they compete for prizes and victory. 

Stay tuned for more details!

Hearts are Wild Gala

Hearts are Wild Gala

When: Postponed to 2021
Where: Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick

Southeastern Washington's Hearts are Wild Gala brings together top business professionals in our community to support Junior Achievement. The annual Gala is an unforgettable event, including a champagne reception, casino games, exquisite hors d'oeuvres, fine wine, craft beer, and cocktails. Guests bid on exclusive silent auction items, exchanged chips for prizes, participated in our jewelry raffle pull, and enjoyed sweet & savory wine pairing stations, all while helping to provide JA programs for thousands of students in our local region.

JA Southeastern Washington Board of Directors

Amy Basche — Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Mission Support Alliance
Calvin Dudney — Officer
MSA Director, Motor Carrier Service
Mission Support Alliance
Richard Nelson — Officer
David Fetto — Officer
Mortgage Loan Officer
Primary Residential Mortgage
Jim Arneson
Community First Bank
Khris Beyer
President & Owner
Real Centric Solutions, LLC
Erich Bolz
Assistant Superintendent
Pasco School District
Angie Brotherton
Community Relations Manager
Gesa Credit Union
Steve Brown
Vice President & Team Leader
US Bank
Josh Chittenden
BNI, Inc. Representative
Petersen Hastings Investment Management
Trong Dang
Market Lead
Bank of America
Aaron DeWitt
Total Energy Management, Inc.
Don Frigaard
VP of Mortgage Lending
HAPO Community Credit Union
Charles Gray
VP Commercial Relationship Manager
Umpqua Bank Commercial Lending
Matt Henderson
Sales Executive - Select Benefits Group
PayneWest Insurance
Keith Hergesheimer
Community Volunteer SEWA
Curtis Kalahar
Master Data Analyst
Lamb Weston
Tara Kenning
Property Management Business Service Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pat Mastaler
Finance Manager
Mission Support Alliance- Main Account
Kris Mitchell
Contracts Manager
Nathan Morgan
Central Project Controls Manager
Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC
Cindy Parnell
National Security Directorate
Leon Prather
Quality Ancillary Manager
Costco Wholesale
George Rangel
Media Relations
Bechtel National
Matthew Scott
Assistant Superintendent
Kennewick School District
Jerry "Jet" Jerome Titus
Account Manager
Packaging Corporation of America
Darrell Toombs
Store Manager
Yoke's Fresh Market
Loren Wildish
Branch Manager & Vice President
Bank of the West
Tamra Meyer — Staff Liaison
Regional Director
Junior Achievement of Washington

JA Southeastern Washington Major Sponsors

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.


  • "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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