50 years. That's how long Junior Achievement of Greater Washington has been inspiring generations of young people to navigate their path to the American Dream. Almost 800,000 kids since 1965!

In just a few short weeks, we'll be opening Maryland's first financial literacy supercenter, JA Finance Park® Prince George's County, where 9.000 students per year will become financially capable. But our work doesn't end there.

This year, we will deliver our programs to over 63,000 of our region's young people in the classroom, at JA Finance Park® Fairfax County and Prince George's County, and through the JA Job Shadow® program.


For our 50th birthday, there is no better gift you can give JA® than your time and energy as a JA® Hero volunteer. If we want to inspire kids to be financially capable, arm them with the skills to be ready for a career, and challenge them to think with an entrepreneurial mind, it's going to take people like you. There's no better year to sign up to be a JA volunteer

Let's make our 50th year our best year yet. Are you in?

Ed Grenier
President and CEO
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington 
Use this link to explore the opportunities in DC, MD, and VA for the fall.
JA® HEROES CAMPAIGN GOES NATIONAL: JOIN THE MOVEMENT BY VOLUNTEERING THIS FALL IN GREATER WASHINGTON
As schools nationwide kick off the academic year, Junior Achievement locations across the country prepare to engage volunteers to deliver JA's hands-on programs to local students with a new,  national volunteer engagement campaign. The "JA Heroes" campaign includes public service announcements and online and print advertisements. The campaign, conceptualized here in Greater Washington, can be viewed in Parents and Family Circle magazines this month, as well as news websites, like CNN.com, and TV stations across the country. Watch the PSA and sign up to join the JA Heroes movement. >>
WRITE YOUR FUTURE AND WIN A $20,000 SCHOLARSHIP; TOPIC ANNOUNCEMENT COMING WEDNESDAY
This fall, Junior Achievement, in partnership with David M. Rubenstein, will launch the 2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. Open to our region's students in 9th-12th grade, 9 students will win a $10,000 scholarship. One grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship. In addition, from each of DC, MD, and VA, the school with the greatest number of eligible applications will receive a $6,000 grant. Since its founding in 2008, David M. Rubenstein has pledged more than $1 million to support the competition.  To learn the application deadline and this year's topic this Wednesday, please 'like' Junior Achievement on Facebook.  Read more about the competition. >>
EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE WITH JA MY WAY™
JA My Way™ is designed to help teens find careers that are best for them, learn about saving and budgeting, and find out how they can start their own businesses. This free resource uses personality tests, interactive online games, assessment tools and educational resources to provide teens with helpful information in a fun and engaging way. Visit JAMyWay.org. >>
BANK OF AMERICA'S PATTY BROOKS-NOBLES TAKES THE HELM OF JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Board of Directors Chair is Patty Brooks-Nobles, Senior Vice President and Regional Executive at Bank of America. Patty isn't new to JA®. As a high school student in the District in the 1970s, she took part in the JA Company Program® with her classmates and a volunteer from an early predecessor of Bank of America.  In fact, she attended a year-end celebration in the same building where she works today. View JA's 2015-2016 Board of Directors list. >>
JA® PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington was awarded 425,000 American Advantage miles through the 2015 American Airlines global partnership with JA Worldwide®.  The 17 award certificates, each with a value of 25,000 miles for the equivalent of one domestic round-trip ticket, will send Junior Achievement of Greater Washington's staff to attend professional development opportunities throughout this year to improve the way we work and expand our programs to more students throughout the region.

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
1050 17th Street, NW | Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-1200 | info@myja.org

If you are a Federal employee, you can give during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by writing Junior Achievement of Greater Washington on your pledge card and using our CFC number  89407.