Recently, Junior Achievement was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Washington Forrest Foundation to support JA®’s K-12 financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs in Arlington County, Virginia. JA serves approximately 2,300 Arlington County students annually. Approximately 80% of those students are living and/or attending schools in South Arlington.
About The Washington Forrest Foundation
The Washington Forrest Foundation was established in 1968 by Benjamin M. Smith (1884-1975) with the donation of real estate, including property at the intersection of N. Beauregard Street and W. Braddock Road, known as Washington Forrest. Through his work as an Arlington realtor and developer, he developed a deep interest in local residents. His strong religious faith also instilled in him a desire to serve his community. His particular interests were the youth, the elderly, and the United Methodist Church, but he gave his time and financial resources to a wide variety of community activities, reflecting his belief in a comprehensive approach to local needs.