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JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students from ages 6 to 18 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, age-appropriate hands-on programs.


Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.



Listed below are some of our most popular, high-impact JA programs that we run across our JA Asia Pacific network.

JA Our Community uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods through a simulation game, and they learn about taxes, decision making, and how money flows in an economy.  


Age 7

JA Our Families explains how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Students analyze their own skills to determine ways they can support their families.


Age 7

JA More Than Money teaches students about earning, spending, sharing, and saving money. It also identifies businesses that students can start or jobs they can perform to earn money. Students play a game to learn money-management skills and to better understand the role and importance of money in their lives.


Ages 8-10

JA It's My Business encourages students to use critical thinking to learn entrepreneurial skills. Those skills include knowing customers' wants and needs, launching effective marketing, and creating detailed business plans. By examining the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, students learn the power of self-belief to affect positive change.


Ages 11-13

JA Economics for Success gives students the information needed to build strong personal finances, a cornerstone to a happy, secure life. Students learn the importance of exploring career options based on their skills, interests, and values. They also learn about spending money within a budget, saving and investing wisely, and using credit cautiously.


Ages 11-13

JA Company Program allows students to learn and experience business fundamentals and the art and hard work of entrepreneurship as they operate a student-led company. Students will be able to apply their newfound skills to their education and future careers.


Ages 14-17

JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment, where they will face a series of challenges administered by their workplace hosts. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job.


Age 14-17

JA Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques.


Age 14-17

JA Be Entrepreurial challenges students, through interactive classroom activities, to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. The program provides useful, practical content to assist teens in the transition from being students to productive, contributing members of society.


Age 14-17

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International Programs
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Collaborating closely with sponsors, volunteers, and JA members, JA Asia Pacific connects students and JA Alumni across the region through regional programs and competitions, enabling lifelong experiences and connections for the students. The regional programs and competitions are developed with our sponsors, educators, and JA program experts from around the globe.

Cha-Ching Curriculum


JA Asia Pacific Company of

the Year Competition (JA AP COY)


FedEx/JA International Trade Challenge (ITC)

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Digital Skills for Tomorrow's Jobs

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Samsung Innovation Campus


The Schools Challenge

Regional Programs
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