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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.

Learn More about Program Resources


I want to support Junior Achievement of Western New York in the effort to provide free online resources to teachers and parents with a gift to my local JA.


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 PLAY4JA


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

We are pleased to introduce our new Peer-to-Peer Fundraising schedule called Play4JA. This format allows for virtual activities, flexibility and fun in 2021-2022

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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 and unpredictable ride through the highs and lows of the real stock market! Students will have 30 days to play the stock market and compete for prizes.

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JA Stock Market Challenge April 2022
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 and industry leaders throughout the 33-county region of Junior Achievement of Western & Central New York, focused on providing thousands of students with the tools they need for future success.

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JA Inspire™ Virtual
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