We've got some seriously AMAZING volunteers. We know.
But if you (it's okay to toot your own horn) or someone you know is particularly stellar, we want to tell his or her story in our JA Hero Volunteer Spotlight series! Fill out the form below to be featured!
Past Volunteer Spotlights
As a finance expert with more than 16 years of banking, lending and business consulting experience, Jason Alley knew that volunteering with an organization like Junior Achievement would lead to a very fulfilled personal and professional life.
As the father of twin boys and an accountant by trade, no one understands the importance of starting financial education at a young age more than JA Volunteer Orin Schepps.
“Someone recently told me that there is no growth in your comfort zone, and no comfort in your growth zone,” said JA Volunteer Gabe Cohen. “Doing the things that often scare us will lead to positive results.”
From his studies to his extracurriculars to his hobbies, American University senior Samuel Lane lives and breathes financial education.
"Think long term. The decisions you make today, whether it's studying, spending or working, have a significant impact on your future. There is no substitute for a good work ethic and hustle!"
This is the advice Julie Simmons gives to the next generation. And it's the same advice that was passed down to her from a young age.
When Marcie Leggett enters a room, her electric smile infects others almost instantly. When she speaks, her confident demeanor and Southern charm attracts attention and admiration from anyone who listens.
“NEVER be afraid to be yourself. You are the best person to be you.”
When asked what advice she has for the next generation, Tiffany Ferriss offered this piece of guidance.
“Being someone else will do a disservice to the amazing person you were destined to be,” she said. And it is clear that Tiffany herself has taken this advice to heart. A natural socialite and leader, Tiffany exudes an air of confidence, openness, and positivity when she walks into the room.
No doubt that these qualities have led to her success as Manager of Branch Administration for the DMV Metro Market at professional staffing agency, Robert Half.
When asked to choose two or three words to describe Junior Achievement (JA), these are the words Piyush Arora came up with, based on his experience volunteering in a 6th grade classroom with JA at Westland Middle School in Bethesda on November 18, 2016.
There are few community volunteers in the Greater Washington area who are as committed and passionate about Junior Achievement as Ken Kozloff.
Fondly referred as JA’s “super volunteer” by JA staff members, Kozloff has been a consistent volunteer for JA for over three years.