Junior Achievement of Washingon
Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people to succeed in a global economy.
Operating since 1919 nationally, and 1953 in Washington, Junior Achievement (JA) is a nonprofit organization providing a series of business, economics and life-skills programs to enhance the education of young people. The three areas of focus are workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The JA dynamic is found in the hands-on, interactive materials that comprise its business and economics curricula and the community volunteers who bring the programs to life on a daily basis. More than 3,000 community volunteers spend time in classrooms, working with young people and providing important adult mentorship. JA serves students in 100 school districts throughout Washington and will reach 100,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade students this school year.