COVID 19 Information | Junior Achievement of Western New York

COVID 19 Update

Thank you for your support of Junior Achievement of WNY.  Your investment of time, talent and money positively impacts more than 16,000 K-12 students in the eight counties we serve!

Unfortunately, with recent school closure announcements and the growing health concerns around COVID-19, JAWNY programs are currently suspended and will be revisited after April 20th when classes resume, or as circumstances dictate. Please note, the April 20th date is a tentative date, as schools and businesses continue to assess the situation and weigh what is in the best interests of their students, faculty, employees and staff.  Unfortunately, JA Inspire, our middle school career and work readiness experience, scheduled for May 6, 2020, is cancelled per recent guidelines set forth by the CDC.  Once classes resume, JA programs that have already started may have the opportunity to resume and new JA class requests will be reviewed and filled as appropriate.

We will continue to update our website,, and provide additional resources that might be helpful for our teachers and educators during these extenuating circumstances.  JA staff will continue to be available during the weeks to come, however, we will be instituting a "work from home" policy until further notice.  Please feel free to reach out directly with any questions or concerns.  Staff contact information can be found here:

Please know that we appreciate all of our partners continued support and understanding.  We will reach out to you in coming weeks to give you a progress report, as well as to discuss plans and ways you can help us continue impacting students later this spring.  Thank you for all that you do for JAWNY and the young people we serve.

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