Why JA?


We are empowering young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.


To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.


Be the partner of choice for business, education, and policy makers around the globe seeking to expand youth education and economic development.

Three Pillars:

financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Core Values:

  • 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