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JA of Washington Events

At JA of Washington, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

April 2024

Mon
22

April 2024 JA Finance Park Homeschool Day

When: Monday, April 22, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

JA Finance Park builds a foundation of personal finance skills through an experiential, real-life simulation. Students complete a self-guided online curriculum and then participate in a simulation.

Mon
22

April 2024 JA BizTown Homeschool Day

When: Monday, April 22, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

JA BizTown provides an opportunity for students to become adults for a day and make important personal finance and business decisions. After completing an online curriculum, your students will make a day-long visit to JA BizTown, a simulated town where students operate businesses, write checks, and even vote for mayor.

Tue
23

2024 JA Bowling Classic SEWA

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Friday, May 03, 2024
Where: Atomic Bowl, Richland, WA
Time: 5:00 PM PT

Participating companies form bowling teams that compete for fundraising glory and celebrate successes at the culminating event, Party at the Lanes.

Thu
25

2024 JAWA Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Where: The Museum of Flight
Time: 6:00 PM PT

JA of Washington’s Business Hall of Fame recognizes community and business leaders who inspire our youth to dream big. We celebrate the storied accomplishments of our state’s most distinguished business leaders and their status as outstanding role models for today’s students.

May 2024

Thu
30

2024 Cheers to Careers Tasting Festival

When: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Where: Junior Achievement Education Center Auburn
Time: 6:00 PM PT

Take your taste buds on a tour of Washington craft beer, cider, and distilleries while mixing and mingling in our immersive student learning towns, JA BizTown® and JA Finance Park®. This exciting fundraising event includes a raffle, a silent auction, beer and cider tasting, and more!

June 2024

Fri
14

2024 JA Bowling Classic SPS

When: Friday, June 14, 2024
Where: Secoma Lanes
Time: 6:00 PM PT

Participating companies form bowling teams that compete for fundraising glory and celebrate successes at the culminating party at Secoma Lanes.

Thu
20

Where: Trailbreaker Cider
Time: 6:00 PM PT

Join Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington for an evening of philanthropy and fun at Trailbreaker Cider in Liberty Lake. Mix and mingle while learning about JA's mission to prepare young people for their future economic success. Your participation in this event will help support JA programs, delivering critical skills in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship to thousands of local students.

July 2024

Mon
22

2024 JA BizTown Summer Camp Session 1

When: Monday, July 22, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

Future leaders, inventors, and creative thinkers, this way forward! JA BizTown Summer Camp is an extension of our popular elementary and middle school program.

Mon
22

2024 Future You Academy Summer Camp Session 1

When: Monday, July 22, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

This summer, you can spend one week fully immersed in career planning, personal brand development, and workplace simulation experience.

Mon
22

2024 Finance Academy Summer Camp Session 1

When: Monday, July 22, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

This summer, you can spend one week fully immersed in the world of personal financial planning and career exploration. This unique summer camp offers the same outstanding learning experience as our popular semester-long capstone program JA Finance Park, combining curriculum and simulation in one week.

Mon
29

2024 Finance Academy Summer Camp Session 2

When: Monday, July 29, 2024 - Friday, August 02, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

This summer, you can spend one week fully immersed in the world of personal financial planning and career exploration. This unique summer camp offers the same outstanding learning experience as our popular semester-long capstone program JA Finance Park, combining curriculum and simulation in one week.

Mon
29

2024 JA BizTown Summer Camp Session 2

When: Monday, July 29, 2024 - Friday, August 02, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

Future leaders, inventors, and creative thinkers, this way forward! JA BizTown Summer Camp is an extension of our popular elementary and middle school program.

Mon
29

2024 Future You Academy Summer Camp Session 2

When: Monday, July 29, 2024 - Friday, August 02, 2024
Where: JA Education Center in Auburn
Time: 9:00 AM PT

This summer, you can spend one week fully immersed in career planning, personal brand development, and workplace simulation experience.

September 2024

Sat
21

2024 Dare to Dream Dinner & Auction

When: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Where: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Time: 5:30 PM PT

Featuring inspirational student and educator stories, an exquisite dinner, and exciting live and online auctions filled with unique items and experiences, Dare to Dream is an unforgettable evening of philanthropy and fun.

PAST EVENTS

April 2024

Fri
12

Where: Bearded Monkey Music
Time: 7:00 PM PT

Join Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington for a fun night of wine and music at Bearded Monkey Music in Yakima. Mix and mingle while learning about JA's mission to prepare young people for their future economic success. Your participation in this event will help support JA programs, delivering critical skills in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship to thousands of local students.

March 2024

Fri
1

2024 JA Bowling Classic CW

When: Friday, March 01, 2024
Where: Nob Hill Bowling Center
Time: 3:00 PM PT

Participating companies form bowling teams that compete for fundraising glory and celebrate successes at the culminating party at Nob Hill Bowling.

October 2023

Fri
6

2023 Hearts are Wild Gala

When: Friday, October 06, 2023
Where: Three Rivers Convention Center
Time: 7:00 PM PT

Southeastern Washington’s Hearts are Wild Gala brings together top business professionals in the community to support Junior Achievement programs in the region. The annual Gala is an unforgettable event and is our most exciting fundraiser of the year.

September 2023

Sat
9

2023 Dare to Dream Dinner & Auction

When: Saturday, September 09, 2023
Where: T-Mobile Park
Time: 5:30 PM PT

Junior Achievement of Washington is dedicated to preparing students to succeed in the global economy, and Dare to Dream is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Featuring inspirational student and educator stories, an exquisite dinner, and exciting live and online auctions filled with unique items and experiences, Dare to Dream is an unforgettable evening of philanthropy and fun.

June 2023

Thu
22

2023 JA Ignite the Spark Wine Reception EWNI

When: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Where: Barrister Winery
Time: 6:00 PM PT

Join Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington for a fun night of delicious wine and appetizers at Barrister Winery in downtown Spokane. Mix and mingle while learning about JA's mission to prepare young people for their future economic success. Your participation in this event will help support JA programs, delivering critical skills in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship to thousands of local students.

May 2023

Fri
19

2023 Cheers to Careers Tasting Festival

When: Friday, May 19, 2023
Where: Junior Achievement Education Center Auburn
Time: 6:00 PM PT

Take your taste buds on a tour of Washington craft beer, cider, and distilleries while mixing and mingling in our immersive student learning towns, JA BizTown® and JA Finance Park®. This exciting fundraising event includes a raffle, a silent auction, beer and cider tasting, and more!

Fri
12

2023 JA Ignite the Spark Wine Reception CW

When: Friday, May 12, 2023
Where: Bearded Monkey Music
Time: 7:00 PM PT

Join Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington for a fun night of wine and music at Bearded Monkey Music in Yakima. Mix and mingle while learning about JA's mission to prepare young people for their future economic success. Your participation in this event will help support JA programs, delivering critical skills in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship to thousands of local students.

Tue
2

2023 JA Bowling Classic SEWA

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2023 - Thursday, May 11, 2023
Where: Atomic Bowl, Richland, WA
Time: 5:00 PM PT

Participating companies form bowling teams that compete for fundraising glory and celebrate successes at the culminating event, Party at the Lanes.

April 2023

Thu
20

2023 JA Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Where: The Museum of Flight
Time: 6:00 PM PT

JA of Washington’s Business Hall of Fame recognizes community and business leaders who inspire our youth to dream big. We celebrate the storied accomplishments of our state’s most distinguished business leaders and their status as outstanding role models for today’s students.

October 2022

Fri
14

Hearts are Wild Gala

When: Friday, October 14, 2022
Where: Three Rivers Convention Center
Time: 6:00 PM PT

Southeastern Washington’s Hearts are Wild Gala brings together top business professionals in the community to support Junior Achievement programs in the region. The annual Gala is an unforgettable event and is our most exciting fundraiser of the year. Guests will enjoy an all-inclusive fun-filled evening with gourmet appetizers, hosted wine and beer, casino-style games, with gambling winnings exchanged for prizes, jewelry raffle, and a silent auction. All proceeds from this event will support local JA students.

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