Junior Achievement is in need of volunteer consultants to help guide students through the JA Company Program®. 

JA Company Program students at the 2017 National Student Leadership Summit

JA Company Program students at the 2017 National Student Leadership Summit

What is the JA Company Program?

The JA Company Program is a catalyst for a new generation of entrepreneurs in Greater Washington who are ready to gain the skills they need to take their big idea and turn it into action.
With the guidance of volunteer role models from the business community, the JA Company Program gives high school students the chance to start and run their own company. When students complete the Company Program, they will demonstrate the fundamental acumen needed in a successful business startup, including leadership, marketing, sales, financial management, and supply chain management.

Your role as a mentor

As a mentor, you will guide the students through each aspect of starting a business including selecting the product or service, electing company leadership, manufacturing their product, maintaining strict financial records, creating a marketing plan, and selling their product or service.

JA staff provides curriculum materials, training, logistical support and guidance to our volunteer partners throughout the entire experience.

Mentors will also:

  • Serve as a role model and mentor to the students throughout the program

  • Lead educational workshops and debrief sessions using curriculum provided by JA

  • Communicate with students outside of meetings to ensure attendance, follow-up on assignments, and provide support as necessary

  • Raise questions to encourage discussion and offer advice

Download the Volunteer Consultant recruitment flyer

Download the Volunteer Consultant recruitment flyer


2 hours, generally once-a-week from October-April


Various sites throughout the D.C. area


Please direct all inquiries to Gayle Robinson at Gayle.Robinson@ja.org