Creating Tomorrow's Success Stories Today
JA (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. We strive to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities. We partner with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real world experience into the classroom. Our programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship give students the skills and confidence they need to become leaders of tomorrow.
Your commitment could vary from a single school day or half day in an elementary or middle school, to a weekly 3 hour meeting for twenty weeks with our high school Company Program. It all depends on the grade level of the program you choose. You can choose your classroom based on a number of factors. We're flexible!
Our programs are meant to supplement the curriculum that students are already learning within their classroom. We offer a diverse and hands-on programing that keeps students engaged while still educating about the basics of business, financial literacy and work readiness.
Our donors understand how important it is for our youth to learn about money, finance, business, free enterprise, and other critical life skills. Their generosity enabled nearly 30,000 students in southern Alberta the opportunity to participate in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship programs this past school year!