Our Work

We are Europe’s leader in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial health programmes for youth.

As one of the world’s largest and most-impactful youth-serving nonprofits, JA delivers hands on, immersive learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial health. Delivering more than 15 million student experiences each year in over 100 countries, JA Worldwide is one of few organisations with the scale, experience, and passion to build a brighter future for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders.

The impact of our real-world training extends beyond individual students. For over 100 years, JA has operated all over the world—including in refugee camps, countries wracked by war and violence, and areas of extreme poverty. By helping youth develop the employment and entrepreneurial tools to find meaningful work and start sustainable companies, JA serves as a conduit for peace and prosperity. Through JA, young people are equipped with the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility Value Statement

JA Europe is committed to a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment where differences are valued and respected in all areas of our organisation. Our programmes are designed to be inclusive and accessible, free of prejudice and discrimination. We respect the backgrounds, creativity and talent of all individuals. As we empower young people with the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities, we teach youth to recognize inclusivity and diversity as an asset.

Our Vision

Young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities.

Our Values

Six values reflect the culture of JA and raise the bar for our interactions within and outside of the JA network.

Our Mission

JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.

Boundless strategy lays the blueprint for how JA will achieve our vision...

... a Europe in which young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities

Building Thriving Communities


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JA Europe is the largest and leading organisation in Europe dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed. In the last school year, the JA Europe network provided close to 6 million learning experiences for youth in online, in person and blended formats.


“Every young person should have a practical entrepreneurial experience before leaving compulsory education.” – European Commission

JA Europe covers all levels of education ensuring progression in entrepreneurship education from primary school to higher education.

JA’s experiential curriculum begins with exposure to critical skill sets—collaboration, creativity, self-confidence, and resilience—that prepare students for university, vocational education, the workforce, or their own start-up ventures.

JA students job shadow skilled mentors, challenge themselves and their teammates during technical and business innovation contests, and test their skills through multiple channels and experiences. Many students also launch their own businesses, get their first taste of entrepreneurship, and lay the groundwork to be the next generation of job creators.

JA Europe
Focus Areas


Work readiness

Financial Literacy



Digital Skills