About the Founding Contributors to JA Program Central

A special thanks to all JA Worldwide Members who provided invaluable information, time and talent to this project.


  JA Worldwide® is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success.
  Since 1962, Young Enterprise has been creating and developing programs that complement the school experience and encourage young people to realize the extent of their own talents.
JA Europe works with the education and business communities as well as governments to provide young people from primary school to university with experiences that build the skills and competences they will need to succeed in a global economy. JA Europe is the European Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide.
Along with their private and public sector support, JA Asia Pacific envisions a future that young people dream big and, as a group, drive productive social and economic change. JA Asia Pacific is the Asia Pacific Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide.
  Over 2 million INJAZ Al-Arab students have participated in a broad base of entrepreneurship training opportunities aimed at developing basic business skills to start and run their own businesses while obtaining soft skills increasingly demanded by the private sector and eventually fostering success in future careers. INJAZ Al-Arab is the Middle East & North Africa Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide.
  JA Albania uses hands-on experience to help young people understand the economics of life. In collaboration with businesses and teachers, students JA brings the real world, being open mind and creating a chance to show their potential.
JA Poland programs prepare young people to enter the labor market, teach entrepreneurship and movement in the financial world. Learning by doing, we offer many opportunities for practical verification of knowledge and are working to develop the ability to think critically and develop an active attitude to life.
  With both theoretical instruction and practical training, JA Armenia teaches young Armenians how the free enterprise system operates, the role of business in the global marketplace, the hands-on fundamentals of running a business, partnering between public and private enterprise, and the basics of democracy-building, including human rights, civic duty, and social responsibility.
  At INJAZ Bahrain, infusing entrepreneurial thinking in the hearts and minds of young people is our core mission. A young person can be easily inspired if he/she is provided with the right environment and motivation for success.
  Vlajo Belgium offers practical programs - from the kindergarten to the university - to stimulate enterprise and entrepreneurship among young people.
  JA Czech is an international non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide young people with practical economic education, develop their knowledge and skills, inspire them and encourage an active approach to life that is brought to enforce, and successfully applied and were well prepared to enter the job market.
  The Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship allocates funding for the development and further development of education with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship at all levels of the education system. The Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship was established within the frames of the former Selvstændighedsfonden and has sustained its membership of the international organization JA Worldwide.
  INJAZ Egypt is a non-profit organization that strives to actively engage the Egyptian community in inspiring and educating current and future generations in becoming qualified employees and entrepreneurs who can help contribute to the growth of our local and global economy. In collaboration with the private and public sector, our programs train students in concepts of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills.
  JA Estonia's mission is to develop the entrepreneurial spirit in young people by giving them the ability to think economically, but also ethically.
  JA Finland’s goal is to advance entrepreneurial attitude and an active lifestyle among Finnish youths by increasing their knowledge of entrepreneurship, providing entrepreneurial experiences, enhancing readiness for working life and financial management skills. JA aims to fulfill its goals by providing programs supporting entrepreneurship and consumer education for 7- to 25-year-olds through schools, universities, and other educational institutions, carried out as a part of the schools’ own curricula.
As part of the network of the German Economic Institute in Cologne and its subsidiaries, JA Germany offers an extensive and wide range of programs to promote economic and financial education and careers guidance for pupils. Economic issues is an exciting and vibrant journey of discovery, where the motto is always "learning by doing". 
JA Hong Kong seeks to nurture a new generation of innovative, entrepreneurial, compassionate and civic-minded talents with a global vision. We provide the platform for the business community and young people to co-create the future of a more prosperous and sustainable Hong Kong.

All Pretasi Junior Indonesia programs are designed to support the skills and competencies identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These programs also augment school-based, work-based, and connecting activities for communities with school-to-work initiatives.

JA Ireland programs begin at primary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers and continues through to secondary school, right up to age 18, preparing students for their future careers.
Through strategic partnerships with Kuwait's business and education sectors, and with the help of qualified and dedicated volunteers, INJAZ Kuwait delivers educational programs on entrepreneurial and leadership skills aimed at inspiring and educating future generations.
JA Latvia promotes susceptible, ready to change and the future generation of challenging that actively engage the public the essential processes and take responsibility for the country's development.
  The association Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg has two major objectives: explain and teach young people throughout their school career as the self-employed is a concrete alternative to paid employment and give the entrepreneurial, to innovate, to create and to take initiatives.
  JA Italy has built a network of business professionals, foundations and institutions, educators and teachers, and assumed an active role in renewing the education and dissemination in schools of all levels educational initiatives that accompany the youth in their most important decisions, infusing awareness, courage, spirit of innovation, the management of its career educational and professional, the savings and investment planning, to business opportunities. 
  Using cutting-edge experiential learning JA Isle of Man helps young people in education to transform their future and their own economic success. With the help of 400 volunteers we run programmes in schools that focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
  Through the activities of learning by doing, JA Romania conducted classroom and interacting with business volunteers from the business community, young people acquire essential skills for life, experiences unique opportunity to participate in international competitions programs, membership of a global network of educational and professional.
The mission of Jong Ondernemen  is that all young people should have the opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial side through our entrepreneurship programs. Entrepreneurship is about seeing and grasping opportunities. Young Enterprise is the ability to turn ideas into action. It's about creativity, innovation and risk-taking.
JA Norway stands in a dynamic meeting point between public and private sectors and between education, employment and business. The youth are given a realistic learning arena where they can try out theory in practice, and thus reap valuable experience. This interaction between the different social actors is the uniqueness of Young Entrepreneurs.
JA Slovakia provide young people in Slovakia superior business, economic and financial education through practical programs. Programs to encourage entrepreneurship and economic thinking and offer preventive solutions for youth employment.

INJAZ Algeria prepares youth for the labor market by providing them with soft skills through volunteers from different private sector companies and multinationals .


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