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Entrepreneurs in front of the classroom

In OvK entrepreneurs share their experiences from real life with the young people. During a presentation they get the chance to introduce their company and the reason why they started it. After this, students can ask questions about the job of an entrepreneur.

Balance, Breakeven or Broke

On Line game developed with the support of Citi Foundation to promote improved financial literacy amongst youth in Indonesia. This is a digital representation of the first lesson in JA Personal Finance in Indonesian and English languages.

Appleby Academy

Appleby Academy is run in partnership with Junior Achievement Isle of Man. It is aimed at upper sixth form students and aims to give young people real life experience of working with an international organisation.

Appleby has presented students with a selection of real life business problems. A report template is provided and students can submit a solution to one of these problems. Each report will be evaluated by Appleby and the top three ideas will be chosen for the next step, a presentation to the Appleby Board. The three finalists will be invited to present their ideas to the Board for the opportunity to win a paid for summer work placement with Appleby.

Entrepreneurship Day

AN etnrepreneurship day is organised by a school or local business centre and JA fulfils the day of its programmes. Usuallly a creative entrepreneurial task is fulfilled which contains also theory elements of canvas, team building, planning, marketing, presentation

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Estonia

Engineering Trainee Days

The students follow an engineer or scientist during 2 days. They get to realise which skills are needed in those 2 sectors. This program helps students to choose en engineering domain and gives them information on various specialisations.

Career Exploration

Career Exploration is an Open-dialogue discussion between students and volunteers. The purpose is to expose students  to a wide range of career possibilities and provide resources to help them begin focusing on and pursuing career interests at an early age. The duration: half a day


JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore


Its the combination of JA-MFM  (Mini Factory Model) and JA-WIN (Work and Interest) that was offered as a one-off intervention for the transition into the Waterfall model.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA India

Economy of Kazakhstan

“Economy of Kazakhstan” introduces school students to fundamentals of economic concepts, also students study main characteristics of Kazakhstan economical system and how economic principles influence entrepreneurship.
Also programme helps school students to deepen theoretical knowledge, learn economic institutions which provide coherence in society, learn opportunities of career advancement. Students will develop their team and leader skills during the programme studying.

Entrepreneurship Academy Programme

The JA South Africa Entrepreneurship Academy Programme - a seven to eight month long programme for grades 10 – 12, with weekly sessions of three hours each, incorporating entrepreneurial, financial literacy and workplace readiness programmes, as well as micro-economics and business ethics. 


Building Achievement Through Sports and Entertainment

JA BASE is typically a one day program that seeks to nurture and develop skills of participants in relation to the fields of sports and arts. This is achieved through tailor made indoor and outdoor activities and engagement of relevant stakeholders to ensure quality learning and outcomes.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Kenya

Be A Leader Lebanon

The program exposes students to the different models of leadership and the social and professional benefits of developing leadership skills. The program addresses key aspects associated with becoming a successful leader by focusing on topics such as influence, integrity, vision, negotiation and collaboration.

Community Citizenship

Community Citizenship familiarizes students with how to set up and run a social entrepreneurship project, and understand the skills, attitudes, planning and behaviors of social entrepreneurs. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving within their community, alongside communication and presentation skills.
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude.
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and responding to change.
- Set up their own social project within their community.
- A sense of ownership and social responsibility within students.
Student Attendance: Approximately 60-100 students per workshop
Volunteers Required: 10

Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) High Pakistan

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:


  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines


Session Summary


This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.


Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.

Business Ethics High Egypt

Business Ethics Program focuses on ethical decision making through hands-on classroom activities and study cases in order to prepare the students to enter the workforce and take part in the global marketplace.

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Banks and Banking

ABCdar Bancar includes financial concepts like: budget, spending and savings, products, modern payments, and investments, credit and how to use a bank credit. The program includes in-class activities but also Innovation Camp on financial topics.

ABCdar Bancar aims to:

  • Improve the understanding of basic financial concepts and help students correctly use financial terms;
  • Help students understand the importance of basic financial knowledge in their personal and professional life;
  • Provide students with information and training regarding credits and usage of a bank credit;
  • Help students understand the role and importance of planning their personal budget in order to reach long term goals.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Romania


 Aflatoun is a worldwide movement which could not be created without curriculum adaptation, without generous support and dedication of JAA team, teachers, children, parents, trainers, ministry, donors, partners, volunteers, board members, , family and friends – everyone who has helped bring Aflatoun to children in Armenia.
The Aflatoun Secretariat provided a curriculum and training, and JA Armenia adapted the curriculum, find the resources to deliver and implement the programme in schools.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Armenia

Dialogue with Gen Y Leaders

Gen Y leaders are taking the reins of the 21st century workforce. JA Dialogue with Gen Y leaders enables students to learn from young role models, the leadership and life skills required of them from their future managers. The Gen Y leader will share his/her career path, role models, expectations of a good team member and advise students how to plan their career.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Hong Kong

Assembling Your Career - Argentina

The Assembling Your Career Program promotes the involvement of teachers, volunteers, and students in Junior Achievement programs to inspire them to pursue careers related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The activities proposed in the Volunteer and Teacher Handbook and the online tools provide students with hands-on information on the STEM professions and how to prepare for careers with a high demand for professionals.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Argentina

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