Junior Achievement Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action, and help strengthen their communities. Junior Achievement Worldwide reaches 9.7 million students per year in 379,968 classrooms and after-school locations. Junior Achievement programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas in 123 countries around the world.
To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
-Belief in the boundless potential of young people
-Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
-Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it
-Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals
-Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
-Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador is reaches about 5000 students each year. Approximately 300 volunteer mentors lend their time and expertise to the Junior Achievement cause by delivering programs, serving on committees and board governance.
Programs currently offered by Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador:
Our Business World: This program provides practical information to elementary students about the organization and operation of a business. Topics are presented to the students by volunteer mentors trained by Junior Achievement. By means of lively discussions and class activities that are age appropriate, students learn the core concepts of how business and economics are relevant to their everyday lives and the importance of education in their long-term success. This program reinforces work readiness and entrepreneurship – two of the key pillars leading to student success.
Economics for Success: This program is an interactive program designed to encourage junior high students to consider and reflect on the advantages of remaining in school until they have acquired the knowledge, attitudes and skills to undertake the longer-term goal of a successful career. Economics for Success reinforces the current and future importance of financial literacy and work readiness skills for life-long success. This experiential program is facilitated by volunteer mentors in collaboration with the classroom teacher. This program reinforces work readiness and financial literacy – two of the key pillars leading to student success.
JA Company Program: This program offers high school students the opportunity to learn about the process involved in the conception, organization, operation and completion of a fiscal cycle of a business. Guided by business volunteer mentors, students are provided with a forum where they can put their ideas into practice. They discover their own personal abilities through starting and managing a small business. JA Company Program challenges students to make real-time business decisions and manage actual workplace and economic scenarios. This further reinforces the importance of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy (the three key pillars leading to student success) in their current and future career successes.
Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-for-profit organization. Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador reaches about 5000 students each year. Approximately 300 volunteer mentors lend their time and expertise to JA.
To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy