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JA of Central Virginia

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia 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

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia Spotlight

An alumni volunteer with 2 students

Calling all JA Alumni!

Did JA make a difference in your life? Is there a story you want to share about how a JA mentor helped positively influence your life or career? Do you want to re-connect with JA and others who had "the JA experience?"

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View the details for JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame

JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame

  Where: The Jefferson Hotel
 When: Thursday, May 05, 2022 5:30 PM

JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame:
Honoring the best in the business to benefit the next in business!

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JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame
View the details for JA Topgolf Fundraiser

JA Topgolf Fundraiser

  Where: Topgolf Richmond
 When: Thursday, May 26, 2022 5:00 PM

JA is excited to partner with Topgolf for our 1st golf fundraiser!

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JA Topgolf Fundraiser
Read the JA Future Laureate Scholarship

JA Future Laureate Scholarship

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia awards an unspecified number of $2,500 scholarships to deserving high school students. Please see below for details, deadlines, and instructions. Please note, all applicants are required to have participated in Junior Achievement of Central Virginia programs and will be asked to speak about the impact of their experience at one or more JA events.

This competition is open to students in the graduating classes of 2023 and 2024 who have participated in at least one JA of Central Virginia program since September 3, 2020.

This year's video prompt:
JA programs focus on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. How has your participation in a JA program affected how you think about one or more of these topics? How has it affected how you think about your future? Please include concrete examples of changed behavior or mindset where possible and address both questions.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 PM, March 15, 2022.

Please read the Rubric and Official Rules below the green button.

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