Empowering Young People To Own Their Economic Success

As a member nation of Junior Achievement Worldwide, Junior Achievement Jamaica works to educate young people about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential and hands-on programs.

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About Us

Junior Achievement (JA) Jamaica is a registered non-governmental organization and a member nation of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on program.

JA’s programs help to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.

What We Do

JA Jamaica offers tailored programs through activities, guides and other additional resources to support learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy for primary and high school students and out of school youth.

What We Do

JA Jamaica offers tailored programs through activities, guides and other additional resources to support learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy for primary and high school students and out of school youth.

Primary School

These are programs available at every grade level in primary schools, from Grade 1 to 6.

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High School

These are programs available at every grade level in high schools, from Grade 7 to 13

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News & Events

JA Jamaica Leadership Summit

JA Jamaica Leadership Summit

Through a partnership with Citi Bank, we will be hosting the annual Senior Leadership Summit on November 18, 2021. High School students across the country will engage in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and career readiness workshops, facilitated by  seasoned...

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EY Day Connect

EY Day Connect

Join us for a virtual career readiness workshop utilizing the JA Job Shadow Programme The JA Job Shadow Programme introduces students to: Career research & preparation. Job hunting tools such as networking, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Professionalism...

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Success Stories

Junior Achievement Jamaica made an influential impact on my life since the age of 15.

I became apart of the JACE Program at my alma mater, Ardenne High School in 2012. After the first two years of being a member of the JACE Ardenne Chapter, I then advanced to Vice President of Human Resources. Proceeding in 2016, I became the President of the JACE Ardenne Chapter. This accomplishment was indeed something that I had been praying hard for, and working extensively and faithfully throughout the years to accomplish.

During my presidency, I had the opportunity to work with the exceptional staff at Junior Achievement Jamaica, a phenomenal team of Ardenne students, and our advisor, to spearhead the development and success of our student company, JahScents. We created JahScents because we wanted to contribute to the sustainability of our environment and promote brand Jamaica. We made natural mosquito repellent fresheners inspired by fruits, herbs and spices found here. Additionally, we recycled plastic bottles found in our communities, that we reused as the containers of our products. JahScents was successful. We went on to win the Regional Company of the Year Competition in Mexico in 2016 and we were also the recipient of the Delta Social Impact Award.

The Junior Achievement Jamaica JACE program, not just presented to us this great opportunity but they gave us as students, business knowledge and individual empowerment that will last us a lifetime.

I am now an active member of both the JACE SEED program committee and the Junior Achievement Alumni Association. I will forever be apart of Junior Achievement, because this organization has been instrumental in my development and continued success as a student leader and young entrepreneur.
– Shauntel Walters

Junior Achievement has provided me with a platform to explore my entrepreneurial tendencies. I joined my first JA company at the age of 16 and then moved on to become the President of the second one formed, Plastato. Throughout my two year journey, I was instilled with the confidence to challenge my curiosity. I am certainly a better leader, innovator, and connector because of my involvement. Since leaving Junior Achievement and high school, I’ve started three tech startup companies in the areas of EdTech, 3D & 4D printing, and Big Data, worked with NASA, CERN, Red Cross International, and the UN in developing technologies for underserved communities worldwide, and traveled to various countries all over the world to investigate their entrepreneurial climate.

As a result, I have had the honour of being featured in the Junior Achievement Worldwide #100Lives Campaign and have been the recipient of the Queen’s Young Leader’s Award and the Prime Minister’s Youth Award.

My time is now spent mostly thinking about ways in which technology can transform developing nations to bring economic fruition. I am now the Co-founder and Executive Director of Next Gen Creators – a non-profit dedicated to promoting digital literacy and tech-entrepreneurship in the Caribbean. I also serve as the Jamaica Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth where I highlight concerns throughout the diaspora
– Nicholas Kee

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Mentoring students for as little as 5 hours per year can translate into building the self-confidence and awareness of our country’s future leaders. When you donate the gift of time, you help transform the lives of youth in your community!

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