Research says that the greatest predictor of student achievement is not economic or social status, but rather the extent to which parents become involved in their children's education. Kids believe they can be whatever they want when they grow up. And they're right. But getting there isn't always easy. No matter what your profession, your life experience and determination to succeed means you can serve as a role model - not just to your child - but to their peers too.

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
— William Butler Yeats
As a JA® classroom volunteer, you can give your child and their classmates the opportunity to discover how their talent and abilities can create a better life for themselves. If you are interested in bringing JA® to your child's classroom, tell us and we will work with you to make it a reality.


As a JA® classroom volunteer, you can give your child and their classmates the opportunity to discover how their talent and abilities can create a better life for themselves. If you are interested in bringing JA® to your child's classroom, tell us and we will work with you to make it a reality.

If you have a teen, explore the JA My Way™ Student Center with your child. This innovative online toolkit 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 provides provide teens with helpful information in a fun and engaging way. Log on with your child and begin exploring today.


If you have a teen, explore the JA My Way™ Student Center with your child. This innovative online toolkit 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 provides provide teens with helpful information in a fun and engaging way. Log on with your child and begin exploring today.

If you would like JA® in your child's classroom, we would love to work with you to ensure that happens. Fill out the form and a Junior Achievement of Greater Washington staff member will contact you to discuss the best program that will make the biggest difference in your child's education and path to success.


If you would like JA® in your child's classroom, we would love to work with you to ensure that happens. Fill out the form and a Junior Achievement of Greater Washington staff member will contact you to discuss the best program that will make the biggest difference in your child's education and path to success.

As a parent, you understand that we must come together as a community to transform the preparedness of our youth from mission to a major movement. By partnering with us, you join the JA® movement and our work to bring our innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to more students in Greater Washington.


As a parent, you understand that we must come together as a community to transform the preparedness of our youth from mission to a major movement. By partnering with us, you join the JA® movement and our work to bring our innovative financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs to more students in Greater Washington.