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Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Empowering young people to own their economic success.

Bridgeville, PA   |  www.jawesternpa.org

Mission

Junior Achievement's (JA) purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work-force readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, and help strengthen their communities. JA serves a 40+ county region that includes all of western Pennsylvania and the northern half of West Virginia.

Ruling year info

1994

President & CEO

Ms. Patrice M Matamoros

Main address

90 Emerson Lane Suite 1403

Bridgeville, PA 15017 USA

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Formerly known as

Junior Achievement of Southwest Pennsylvania

EIN

25-0983059

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Elementary School Programs

The elementary school programs include six sequential themes for kindergarten through fifth-grade students and one capstone experience. Students learn the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace. The sequential activities build on studies from each preceding grade and prepare students for secondary school and lifelong learning.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

The middle grades programs build on concepts the students learned in JA's elementary school programs and help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. The programs supplement standard social studies curricula and develop communication skills that are essential to success in the business world.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

As high school students begin to position themselves for their future, there are many unanswered questions about what lies ahead. JA's high school programs help students make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and fosters skills that will be highly useful in the business world.  The volunteers bring real-life business experience and guidance into the classroom at a time that represents an essential crossroads for young people.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

JA Afterschool is a national initiative dedicated to meeting the need for quality educational after-school programming. JA’s after-school efforts utilize a variety of Junior Achievement’s K-12 grade business and economic programs to create rich, engaging after-school experiences for at-risk children in diverse communities across America. 

 

In the United States, the majority of the four million young people involved in JA programs participate in a classroom setting. The JA Afterschool Initiative is dedicated to meeting the need for hands-on, quality educational experiences for K-12 students beyond traditional classroom hours. JA programs delivered by a volunteer in an after-school setting are designed to create academically enriching experiences for young people.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Bronze Summit Award 2012

JA USA

Affiliations & memberships

Junior Achievement Worldwide 1939

JA USA Peak Performance Award 2018

JA USA 5-Star Award 2018

Financials

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Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Melvin Washington

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