Freed Maxick is very proud to support Junior Achievement of WNY, a wonderful organization that works to empower young people to own their economic success. Through volunteer-delivered K-12 programs, the organization foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire kids to meet their goals and dreams. The organization does great things for the children in our community, but can really use your help.


If you are interested in becoming a first-time Junior Achievement (JA) volunteer, the organization makes it easy for you to get started and join the 600 volunteers who participate each year. The first step is to attend a one-hour training for new volunteers. Trainings are scheduled biweekly at different times for convenience and all trainings take place at the JA office, located downtown at 275 Oak Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Sign up for a training today! There are dates throughout the fall available to those interested in getting involved:

8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5
11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18
3 p.m. on Monday, October 1
11 a.m. on Thursday, October 18
8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30

You can also contact Justine Januszkiewicz at or 716-853-1381, ext. 16, to schedule your training date. From there, JA will send you their current volunteer needs and more information! It’s a great way to give back to your community and work with young people who deserve empowerment.

Here are a F.E.W. good things to know about JA programs!

• All JA programs focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness (F.E.W.)

• Every JA program aligns with New York State Learning Standards

• All of the lesson plans and accompanying materials are provided to you. The curriculum is standardized – VOLUNTEERS make JA a unique experience for their classes!

• Your JA schedule will be determined between you and the teacher you are paired with

In addition, you can also help out the organization using social media! “Like” JA of WNY on Facebook for the chance to win $100 to local restaurant Brodo!
Let JA treat you to a night out at Brodo in Snyder, NY!  Simply “like” JA of WNY on Facebook by September 10 and you will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. You can also write on their wall telling them why you want to volunteer for JA for double chances to win!

Best of luck and consider getting involved to give back to our community!