JA Inspire | Junior Achievement of Western New York

When: Our May 2020 program has been cancelled. 

Please check back for future 2020-2021 program details. 

 JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. This event, taking place on May 6, 2020 is expected to attract about 1,000 Middle school students from WNY.  Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of Career Stations, as well as participate in a workshop led by volunteers. 

Teacher Resources:



$500 / $250               Industry Career Cluster Sponsor

Ideal for businesses representing: 16 Career Clusters including leaders from WNY's High Growth Target* Industries 


  • Agriculture*, Food, and Natural Resources, Cleantech Energy*
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology, & Communication 
  • Business Management & Administration 
  • Education and Training 
  • Finance and Insurance / Professional Services*
  • Government & Public Administration 
  • Healthcare, Health Science & Life Science*
  • Hospitality & Tourism* 
  • Human Services 
  • Information Technology 
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security 
  • Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing* 
  • Marketing and Sales 
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics*


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To learn more about event engagement opportunities, please contact Lisa Roy at Lroy@jawny.org or 716-853-1381 etx.212

2019 JA Inspire Event Highlights

Please visit our Facebook page for photos from the event!

JA Inspire Press Release 

  • "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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