JA Snohomish County

About JA in Snohomish County

Junior Achievement in the Snohomish County area of Washington State (JA Sno) launched its very first programs in 1953. Currently, nearly 15,000 students are served annually by JA Snohomish, offering traditional in-school programs in grades K-12, and JA Job Shadows. Students in the Snohomish area also have the opportunity to experience JA highest impact programs, JA BizTown and JA Finance Park, by taking an experiential learning trip to JA World in Auburn.

Volunteering for JA Snohomish

Each year, JA Sno relies upon hundreds of volunteers to bring its programs to local area school students. The dynamic interaction between the volunteer and the students provides active learning and brings theory to life. 

Are you qualified to volunteer in a classroom? Yes! JA volunteers come from all walks of life, including valued employees, retirees, parents and college students. All you need is a desire to be an inspirational role model, along with the ability to communicate, motivate, and create enthusiasm. Volunteers are also required to sign a Volunteer Conduct Standards form. Training in person and/or online is provided.

Get started today with one of the following links,
or call Sarina Blitz, Regional Program Manager, at 206.296.2600, X108.


JA Snohomish Educational Partners

Junior Achievement reaches students in grades K-12, providing programs in schools throughout Snohomish County and the surrounding area. Educators fully enjoy the opportunity to engage their students in fun, hands-on programs that will equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to create their own successful future. JA programs align with national and local curriculum standards. Detailed descriptions for JA Programs are available here.

Teachers, to sign your class up for JA's financial literacy programs in the Snohomish County area, please click here.

Financial Support for Junior Achievement in Snohomish County

Businesses, foundations and individuals support JA because they understand the tremendous need for a well-educated workforce, and appreciate the value in their investments. JA investors believe that education is the essential component of success for young people. Junior Achievement enables companies and individuals to share their success with kids, and inspires them to reach their full potential.
To contribute to programs for students in the Snohomish region, please donate here and select the allocation for "Snohomish".‚Äč

Special Events

Special fund-raising events contribute a significant amount toward the revenue needed to provide programs in the region. Please visit the links below to see how you can become involved as a participant, attendee and sponsor:
Ignite the Spark Breakfast
JA Bowling Classic 

Special events held in the Seattle area, when attended or donated to by JA Snohomish supporters, also provide funds for our local area student programs. This includes:
JA Golf Classic & Auction 
Dare to Dream Dinner & Auction

Board of Directors and Staff

JA Board Members are passionate advocates for JA's core purpose, and provide both personal and organizational leadership and support. The JA Snohomish County Board of Directors is composed of successful, experienced business and education leaders who are engaged and excited about positively impacting young people. The current Board Chair is Kevin Ruoff of Fred Meyer. Mr. Ruoff also serves on JA of Washington's Executive Board, which provides guidance and makes strategic recommendations for JA of Washington statewide.

The Northern Washington Regional Director, including Snohomish County, is Carmen Marttila, (206) 226-2603 or carmenm@jawashington.org.



5,054 students in Snohomish County and the surrounding counties were provided with JA programs last school year.
This year's goal is 5,305 students.


Connect With the

JA Snohomish Team

Phone: (206) 226-2603
Fax: (253) 833-6989
Mailing Address: 1700 Westlake Ave N #100, Seattle, WA 98109
Complete staff listing
Connect with us on social media!
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Special thank you to our Major Regional Sponsors!