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Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington

Portland, OR | https://jaorswwa.org/
Joined in July 2019

About Us

Junior Achievement (JA) is a nonprofit youth organization whose core purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Founded locally in 1950, Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington is an affiliate of Junior Achievement USA which has been a national leader for 100 years in preparing young people for their economic futures. In partnership with the education and business communities, JA is transforming the student experience by bringing relevance, authenticity and application into everyday learning to energize students around academics and their future possibilities. Through integrated learning models focused on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, we will empower the next generation with the knowledge, capacity and motivation to thrive; to build a better future for themselves and their community. Junior Achievement is the recognized leader in "empowering young people to own their economic success®" through volunteer-led, experiential learning.

Working in partnership with K-12 schools, JA delivers vital programming to student from Kindergarten through 12th grade in communities across Oregon and SW Washington. With the support of over 4,500 business and community volunteers, JA programs will impact approximately 46,000 students in 1,800 classrooms during the 2018-19 school year. This outreach accounts for over 500,000 hours of JA content and experiences for students in 325 schools throughout our operating area.

Junior Achievement (JA) is a nonprofit youth organization whose core purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Founded locally in 1950, Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington is an affiliate of…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy & Personal Finance

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