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JA of Northern California Events

At JA of Northern California, 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!

July 2023


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JA All About Crypto

When: Monday, July 03, 2023 - Friday, June 28, 2024
Where: Various Locations
Time: 12:00 AM PT

Circle Internet Financial and JA of Northern California recently launch a new program, Digital Financial Literacy Curriculum, in the Bay Area. This program aims to empower and educate high school students about internet-native financial services.

August 2024

Where: Virtual

JA Finance Park helps students make smart financial decisions that last a lifetime. The NEW self-guided version allows students to complete interactive online lessons at their own pace, supplemented by optional live Zoom sessions with knowledgeable volunteers.


2024 JA Annual Golf Classic

When: Monday, August 26, 2024
Where: Berkeley Country Club
Time: 9:00 AM PT

Spend a glorious day of fun playing golf while fundraising for economic and work readiness education for students across Northern California.

October 2024


Where: Virtual

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle and high school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond. The multi-hour experience is configurable to align with local industry and career opportunities.


June 2024


Topgolf PlayForeJA

When: Monday, June 03, 2024
Where: Topgolf San Jose
Time: 11:00 AM PT

Join us for a fun day of team building and fundraising for Junior Achievement (JA), supporting financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness for Northern California youth. Compete in a friendly tournament, enjoy great food, and help make a difference for local students.

May 2024


JA Bocce alla Roma

When: Monday, May 20, 2024
Where: Campo di Bocce
Time: 5:00 PM PT

Join us for a night of fun-filled, competition-fueled Bocce Ball!

April 2024


JA Northern California Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Where: San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center - The Green Room
Time: 5:30 PM PT

Join us as we honor JA NorCal's Business Partners, Students, Volunteers of the Year, and Educators of the Year for their impact on JA's mission to empower students toward greater economic success.


JA Company of the Year Competition

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Where: San Francisco Bay University
Time: 10:00 AM PT

Junior Achievement of Northern California proudly presents its highly anticipated annual event, the Company of the Year Competition. This regional competition serves as a platform for budding young entrepreneurs from across Northern California to showcase their innovative startups and entrepreneurial prowess.

March 2024


JA Gaming Career Summit

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Where: San Francisco Bay University
Time: 10:00 AM PT

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of gaming at our upcoming summit, where our aim is to inspire and educate youth aspiring to build careers in the industry. With a twofold focus on addressing the critical need for diversity and cultivating the workforce of tomorrow, we've curated a compelling lineup of workshops in collaboration with esteemed experts.


Where: Multiple Locations

March is STEM month! Join us for inspiring and award-winning S.H.E. Leads STEM Summit and our first Gaming Career Summit, focusing on diversity and the future workforce. Empower the next generation in STEM and gaming!

February 2024


FinTech Summit

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Where: Block, Inc
Time: 10:00 AM PT

Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern California is hosting FinTech Summit to engage our youth on the technology and innovation that is emerging to compete with traditional financial methods and service delivery. We will be hosting a series of workshops on all things relating to software, mobile applications, and other technologies created to improve and automate traditional forms of finance for businesses and consumers alike.

January 2024


Monterey Bay Business Hall of Fame

When: Friday, January 26, 2024
Where: The Inn at Spanish Bay
Time: 11:00 AM PT

The JA Monterey Bay Business Hall of Fame is one of the Central Coast’s signature events. For more than 15 years, JA and the Monterey Bay Business Hall of Fame committee have honored local business and community leaders while raising vital funds for JA's Central Coast programs.

November 2023


JA Entrepreneurship Summit

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Where: Mountain View High School
Time: 8:30 AM PT

Join us for an exciting and informative Entrepreneurship Summit featuring San Francisco Bay Area's entrepreneurial and business leaders. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned business professional, or a curious student, this event promises valuable insights and opportunities.


JA Company Program Kick Off

When: Saturday, November 04, 2023
Where: San Francisco Bay University
Time: 9:00 AM PT

To prepare for National Entrepreneurship Month in November, we're kicking off our JA Company Program early! This event will motivate students as they embark on their own entrepreneurial journeys, culminating in a competition in April 2024, potentially leading to national-level participation with students from other JA regions.

October 2023


AI Career Summit

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Where: Align Technology
Time: 10:00 AM PT

AI stands for artificial intelligence, which is the ability of a computer or a machine to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. In partnership with leading companies in this space, JA will host a series of workshops to introduce work-based learning initiatives related to AI that will prepare students for the future world of work.

September 2023


Where: Junior Achievement of Northern California

JA SolarBuddy is our new hands-on solar light building program that has incredible impact locally and globally. Participants will learn about STEM, the impacts of energy poverty and how to make a difference in a student’s life through the gift of light.

March 2022


Where: Virtual

A JA Trivia Event offers your company a fun and festive, interactive (virtual) experience, while fundraising to bring life-changing economic education to local students.

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