From JA Nova Scotia, we wish you all the best in 2017-2018 school year!
We have so many exciting things planned for this school year!
“We are so excited to get back to school at JA! Whether you see JA in the classroom or in one of our many partnered community settings, we will be helping kids to learn the important basics of financial literacy, while also exploring entrepreneurship and developing the skills to be ready for the working world. We know that the future of Nova Scotia rests with our youth and we are committed to seeing them realize their full potential.” - Kristin Williams, President & CEO
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 eleven programs:
Our Business World
Dollars with Sense
A Business of our Own
Investments Strategies Program
Economics for Success
I have Skills
Its my Future
Our Value Proposition
- Achievers are 25% less likely to be unemployed
- Achievers are three times more likely to plan for their future
- Achievers are three times more likely to be managers than their peers
- Achievers are twice as likely to study and work in business
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.
50% of Achievers are more likely to open their own business.
JA 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. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.
For every $1 invested into JA programs, $45 is created in economic prosperity.