At Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, we are inspiring a generation to be financially capable and tenacious. With the help of volunteer role models and partners like you, we are equipping these young people with the tools to solve problems creatively, manage risk effectively, and welcome opportunity. Together, we are working to give our region's youth the vision to understand that anything is possible with hard work and take their first steps toward their own American Dream.

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There are many ways you can financially support our work in the region and join the JA® movement to ensure Washington's young people are prepared for success. From sponsoring a space at one of our three JA Finance Park® facilities or a table at the Washington Business Hall of Fame, to taking part in a JA® Bowl-a-Thon with your company or investing in the JA® Generation Fund. Every dollar makes a difference in our work to bring our innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to our region's young people.

Want to create an awesome resume? How about find a fulfilling career? Ever wonder if you have the skills to manage your finances, make the right choices, and take on your destiny with the skills to be successful? With JA My Way™ you can find careers that match your personality, explore buying a car, learn about saving for college and applying for student aid, build a resume, and find out about starting your own business. Your future is yours for the making... we want to help you make it awesome.

the 2015 laureates are

Seth Goldman
Honest Tea
Sheila Johnson
Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Joe Rigby
Pepco Holdings, Inc.
John Toups
Planning Research Corporation (retired)
J. Scott Wilfong
SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington/Maryland (retired)