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JA of Delaware Events

At JA of Delaware, 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!

October 2023


Happening Now!


When: Monday, October 16, 2023 - Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM ET

Q&A POST FOR ARPA CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND JA RFP. To submit your questions, please email

December 2023


Where: JA Campus
Time: 8:00 AM ET

Contractors submitting proposals for JA of Delaware ARPA Capital Fund Projects will participate in interviews and make presentations.

January 2024


Where: Rose Parade
Time: 8:00 AM PT

Be part of the 135th Rose Parade®! Are you between 13-17 years old and have participated in a JA program? If so, you can win an all-expenses-paid trip to Pasadena, CA, to help decorate and attend the annual Rose Parade®. All you have to do is go to, fill out the online entry, and submit a short video explaining what you’ve learned from JA and how you’ll apply it to your future. Entries are accepted from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2023, and winners will be announced on December 8th. It's the Rose Parade, a dazzling display, where dreams come to life in a colorful array!

April 2024


JA Barracuda Bowl Entrepreneurship Challenge

When: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Where: JA Campus
Time: 8:00 AM ET

The next generation of business leaders throughout our community will display their entrepreneurial savvy in a full-scale competition, including product exhibits and business plan presentations from the top student-led businesses, will be featured during the event. Winning teams qualify to compete nationally in Washington D.C.

May 2024


JA 18 Under Eighteen Awards Night

When: Thursday, May 09, 2024
Where: Delaware Theatre Company
Time: 6:00 PM ET

Junior Achievement of Delaware's inaugural JA 18 Under Eighteen Awards Night shines the light on local young people developing the skillsets and mindsets to build thriving communities.


November 2023


JA & GM STEM Panel

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Where: Virtual Engagement
Time: 12:45 PM ET

Join successful role models from General Motors to learn about cars of the future and career opportunities!


Time: 9:00 AM ET

Thanks to our local UPS Store business owners, Teen entrepreneurs from around the State sharpen their presentation skills and compete for start-up funds for their Student-Run Enterprises at the 2023 JA Piranha Pond Pitch Event for New Castle County students.

October 2023


JA ARPA CFP RFP Virtual Meeting

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Where: MS Teams
Time: 9:00 AM ET

Prospective contractors for ARPA CFP projects are eligible to attend this optional virtual meeting. To request a link to the MS Teams meeting, contact


2023 Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Where: Wilmington Global Innovation Center - Lavoisier Theater, DuPont Experimental Station
Time: 5:30 PM ET

Join presenting sponsor DuPont for networking fun and student success stories as we induct the 2023 class of Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame Laureates. Rodel Inc. Founders William & Donald Budinger; Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce Founder, President & CEO Ayanna Khan; and Today Media Group Publisher, CEO & President Robert F. Martinelli will join the illustrious ranks of the Hall of Fame Laureates.

Thanks to Presenting Sponsor DuPont

Platinum Sponsor M&T Bank

and sponsors at all levels including:

Artesian Water, Assurance Media, Barclays, Beverley J. Jones Family, Capital One, CSC, Delaware Business Times, Delmarva Power, Environmental Alliance, and Wilmington University for making this celebration possible!


Where: Agilent Technologies
Time: 9:00 AM ET

Agilent Manufacturing Day/JA Career Exploration Fair for Grades 11 & 12. Advance registration and transportation required.


JA Living History Journey for ages 21 and up

When: Tuesday, October 03, 2023 - Wednesday, October 04, 2023
Where: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Time: 7:00 AM ET

Join a select group of fellow JA of Delaware friends on a journey through our Living History as we explore the original draft of the Declaration of American Independence, get to know Thomas and Martha Jefferson’s family, home, and burial place…and honor the enslaved men, women and children who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Must be age 21 and up to participate. Due to steep steps and uneven terrain, this journey is not recommended for people with mobility issues.

April 2023


JA GM Day: Come Dream with Us!

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Where: JA Campus
Time: 9:00 AM ET

Explore the latest technology...Meet GM Detroit Executives looking for passionate talent!

March 2023


JA Virtual Career Expo

When: Wednesday, March 08, 2023 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
Where: Virtual Event Hosted by Junior Achievement of Delaware
Time: 7:00 AM ET

JA INSPIRE Virtual Career Expo for Grades 7-12. Two Prep Lessons Required prior to Expo.

October 2022


Where: JA Campus

The Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame honors business role models whose work has had a positive impact on Workforce and Economic Development in the region.

May 2022


JA Open House for Educators & Administrators

When: Wednesday, May 04, 2022
Where: JA Campus
Time: 2:00 PM ET

Teachers, Curriculum Directors and CTE Directors are invited to join us for a tour and overview of Junior Achievement's K-12 Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Work-Based Learning Experiences

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