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Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Western New York provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of an business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.


In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

Volunteers, begin here

Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

Schools and Parents, begin here


Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

Partners, begin here

Online Resources for Teachers and Parents of JA of Western New York

Junior Achievement of Western New York is providing free online resources to teachers and parents. We are doing this so our kids can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow, and less time worrying about today. We are committed to doing this until we can all be certain again.

Virtual Volunteer Experience

Volunteering in-person with Junior Achievement has been a rewarding experience for generations and today we offer virtual volunteering!

Learn More about Virtual Volunteering

Program Resources

I am a teacher, parent or student looking for stand-alone activities, facilitator guides, or ancillary resources that support learning.

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Funders and Partners

Our work would not be possible without the generous support of many - including schools, volunteers, and donors.

Learn More About our Funders and Partners

Junior Achievement of Western New York Spotlight

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Read All About It!

We are proud to present our 2019-2020 JA Progress Report. Click through to learn more about how Junior Achievement of Western New York impacts our community's youth through program delivery in local schools and community centers via a network of volunteers.

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View the details for JA Inspire™ Virtual

JA Inspire™ Virtual

  Where: Virtual
 When: Monday, November 01, 2021 8:00 AM

JA Inspire™ Virtual is a collaboration of education & industry leaders throughout the 33-county region of JA Western & Central NY, focused on providing 1000s of students w/ the tools they need for future success.

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JA Inspire™ Virtual
View the details for JA Stock Market Challenge April 2022

JA Stock Market Challenge April 2022

  Where: Virtual
 When: Friday, April 01, 2022 8:00 AM

Presented by Wells Fargo, a virtual & unpredictable ride through the highs & lows of the real stock market! Students have 30 days to play the market & compete for prizes.

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JA Stock Market Challenge April 2022
View the details for PLAY4JA


  Where: Virtual
 When: Saturday, January 01, 2022 8:00 AM

We are pleased to continue our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising schedule known as Play4JA. This format allows for flexibility and fun in 2022 including trivia and independent company bowling!

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