Junior Achievement of Greater Washington empowers young people to own their economic success.

From kindergarten through twelfth grade, Junior Achievement's programs provide financial literacy education experiences to students that are both unique and exciting, yet fully correlate with the requisite Standards of Learning. Learning about economics - whether it is a concept as simple as "wants and needs" or as complex as "modern international trade" - is a valuable and enriching experience for students.

The JA lessons are taught by adult role models from the local community, including businesspeople, parents, and university students. We recruit volunteers throughout Greater Washington to educate children using both JA's professionally developed, time-proven curriculum, as well as the volunteer's own experiences from the professional world. All JA programs focus on the key content areas of entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.

In December of each year, Junior Achievement hosts the prestigious Washington Business Hall of Fame, in which five local business leaders are honored for their contributions to Greater Washington. JA also organizes multiple JA Bowl events throughout the year, in which businesspeople from various companies come together and bowl for an afternoon to support our programs.

Follow the links below to learn more about Junior Achievement and how you can get involved!



Junior Achievement of Greater Washington serves Greater Washington, including the District of Columbia and nearby counties in southern Maryland and northern Virginia. Please visit www.JA.org if you would like to view the JA USA website, or click here to view a list of Junior Achievement regional offices throughout the US.

Counties served by Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

Counties to the north are served by JA of Central Maryland, counties to the south are served by JA of Central Virginia, counties to the east are served by JA of the Eastern Shore, and counties to the west are served by JA of West Virginia.