JA British Columbia (JABC) is a member of JA Canada who is a member of JA Worldwide, the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. Each year, over 35,000 students in BC benefit from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JABC programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.
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.
What People Are Saying
"JA has provided me with a realistic view on what is needed to start a business from the ground up and how to effectively execute a business plan."
— Achiever, Company Program, Read More
"Thank you so much for coming in and for all of your hard work with our kids. The kids absolutely loved you and really enjoyed the program. We would LOVE to have you back next year!"
— Teacher, Read More
"I absolutely love being a volunteer for JA. It’s an amazing opportunity to help our youth to grow and become successful adults."
— Volunteer, Read More
"JA has played a huge part in making me what I am today. They have shown me what the future could hold for me if I work hard and pursue my passion."
— Achiever, Winner of Awards, Company Program, Read More