JA Southern Alberta reaches over 27,318 students each year with the help of volunteers and community partners who share in our mission to inspire and educate young Albertans to succeed in the global economy.
JA programs equip students with the necessary skills to achieve success, and help them develop confidence, leadership and critical thinking skills in these three areas:
- Financial literacy
- JA students save more and borrow less than the average Canadian. Students learn how to create and manage wealth. They develop real-world skills that they can apply to their lives immediately, like setting a budget and establishing financial goals.
- Work Readiness
- JA inspires students to stay in school and prepares them to succeed in the workforce. Students learn how to translate their interests and skills into successful careers, and develop practical job skills like interviewing, communication and critical thinking.
- JA graduates are 50% more likely to open a business. Students are encouraged to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit by experiencing the full lifecycle of a business. Many business leaders cite JA’s Company Program as the catalyst that gave them the ambition to launch their own enterprise and the skills to do so successfully.
Our volunteers, no matter their professional background, all share one common goal: to educate students and inspire them to achieve their highest potential.
If you are the lead teacher contact for JA programs at your school, you are the main contact between JA, participating teachers and school administrators. To ensure that you, your students, fellow educators and classroom volunteers have the most successful program delivery, please keep in contact with your JA Program Coordinator and respond to requests in a timely manner.
We ask that all unused materials be returned to JA.