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Junior Achievement

Boundless Futures through Education

Junior Achievement of Western New York is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success

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 a 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

Post-High School

Post-high school programming offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive in today's ever-evolving world.

Students, Begin Here

Junior Achievement in Your Community

Junior Achievement of Western New York counts on our many supporters—including schools, donors, and volunteers—to accomplish our work in the community. We are committed to providing an environment full of diversity and free of bias.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Formed in 2020, the DEI/Volunteer Recruitment Committee purpose is to make Junior Achievement of Western New York a more inclusive organization.

Learn More About Our Commitment to DEI

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

cover art of ja of western new york's yearly impact report

Annual Impact Report

We are proud to present our 2022-2023 JA Impact 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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Annual Impact Report
View the details for JA Inspire™

JA Inspire™

  Where: Virtual
 When: Wednesday, November 01, 2023 8:00 AM

JA Inspire™ 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™
View the details for Annual BNSME Golf Outing

Annual BNSME Golf Outing

  Where: Diamond Hawk Golf Course
 When: Friday, June 21, 2024 10:00 AM

For 29 years, Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives (BNSME) have been partnering with Junior Achievement of WNY (JA) for the Annual Golf Outing.

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Annual BNSME Golf Outing
View the details for JA Bowl-a-thon WNY

JA Bowl-a-thon WNY

  Where: Multiple locations, dates, and times

Our signature bowling fundraiser is back in spring 2024! Join us for teambuilding fun for a cause!

Fundraise / Bowl / Celebrate / Educate

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JA Bowl-a-thon WNY
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