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Junior Achievement


Today is uncertain. Tomorrow represents hopes and dreams Junior Achievement helps prepare today's students for a bright future.

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Western PA 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

Online resources for Western Pennsylvania Teachers and Parents

Junior Achievement of Western PA 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!

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


Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania Spotlight

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JA BizTown®

JA BizTown® is a fully interactive, mock town that simulates the day-to-day functions of thriving communities to help students connect what they learned in school with the realities of the business world and everyday life.

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JA BizTown®
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JA Careers in Skilled Trades

Piloting in fall of 2023, JA Careers in Skilled Trades, a digital career module, will introduce students in 5th-8th grades to career pathways, illustrate what professions align with their skills and interests and highlight technical skills essential to all professions.

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JA Careers in Skilled Trades
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My Favorite Teacher contest

In recognition of World Teachers' Day, JA is seeking nominations for our first annual My Favorite Teacher contest.

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My Favorite Teacher contest
View the details for 18 Under Eighteen

18 Under Eighteen

  Where: Acrisure Stadium
 When: Tuesday, February 07, 2023 7:00 PM

Nominations are open through October 28th. Help us discover our 18 Under Eighteen class of 2023!

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18 Under Eighteen
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