JA’s objective is to educate youth about business, while giving them the confidence and leaderships skills to become innovators and entrepreneurs. Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia offers five programs:
• Our Business World
• Dollars with Sense
• Economics for Success
• Company Program
• Investment Strategies Program
“Junior Achievement plays a critical role in educating youth about entrepreneurship. Our programs are directly linked to workforce development and building new economic activity,” said Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia President & CEO, Kristin Williams. Williams adds, “JA provides real world business experience to students, and gives youth the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how money and business truly work.”
Programs explore and promote financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. Each program is co-curricular and offered in rural and urban communities, in both French and English.
“We arrange for students to collaborate with business leaders to build new skills and gain new perspectives. JA also provides an opportunity for volunteers to share their business knowledge with students directly, which helps students learn, grow, and prepare for their future,” explains Williams.
In-school and after-schools programs will run throughout the school year. For the school year of 2015-2016, JA Nova Scotia has big goals. JA wants to reach more than 14,000 students across the province through 600 programs, which represents a 30% increase over last year! To do so, JA will need the assistance of over 900 volunteers. To reach stated program goals, the Nova Scotia charity will also need to increase investor support by 20%.
To learn more about Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia or to get involved visit: www.janovascotia.ca
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia
(902) 454-4564 x 102