Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy
JA will be the partner of choice for businesses, educators, and policy-makers around the globe seeking to expand workforce and economic development. We will be revered for providing experiences that promote the skills, understanding, and perspectives students will need to succeed in a global economy and become productive, contributing members of society.
- 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.
- Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.
- Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.
Charter Position Statement
With the engagement of community volunteers, JA programs will inspire and educate all young Albertans to succeed in the global economy by developing entrepreneurial, financial literacy and leadership skills.
Pillars of Success
Junior Achievement is the successful link between education and the business world, giving youth the confidence and knowledge they need to define personal success, enhance their workforce readiness and pursue their dreams. Furthermore, JA inspires youth to make informed, educated and knowledgeable financial decisions, start companies, develop career plans and express their innovative spirit. We do this by providing valuable programs for youth designed around three main pillars:
JA programs produce more financially literate graduates who save more and borrow less than the average Canadian; and, Junior Achievers themselves believe JA to be the driving force behind their heightened financial literacy skills of budgeting, long term planning and investing. The result: more solvent citizens who put a lower burden on the social safety net, provide for their own retirement and are a more active investor base.
JA graduates believe that participation in JA programs had a significant impact on their desire to stay in school and pursue a post-secondary education, and their ability to get a job and perform at work. As a result, Junior Achievers are better prepared for the workforce. The result: accelerated career tracks, altered trajectories and more skilled employees for employers.
JA produces graduates who are more likely to become entrepreneurs, create jobs and power our economy. These future business leaders attribute JA as being the catalyst that gave them the ambition to open their own business, and the transformational force that empowered them with the skills and abilities to do so successfully. These new enterprises and net new jobs will drive the economic engine that will create increased prosperity and help close the productivity gap moving forward.