JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide

Prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship

JA Worldwide is ranked 7 in TOP 500 World by NGO Advisor

General

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Organization Name
JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide
Formerly Known As
Junior Achievement
Brand
Junior Achievement, INJAZ, Young Enterprise, etc.
Tagline
Prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship
English-Language Website URL
Other-Language Website URLs

JA AFRICA: ja-africa.org
INJAZ AL-ARAB: injazalarab.org
JA AMERICAS: jaamericas.org
JA ASIA PACIFIC: jaasiapacific.org
JA EUROPE: jaeurope.org
JA USA: ja.org

Type of organization
nonprofit, federation,
Year Founded
1919
Lead Photo For Profile
HQ Location: City, Country
Boston, Massachusetts | United States
HQ Physical address
JA Worldwide
745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
USA
HQ Mailing Address
JA Worldwide
745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
USA
Name of Official Representative for Profile
Tere Stouffer
Global Head of Marketing and Communications
tere.stouffer@jaworldwide.org
+1 212.641.0747
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
Tere Stouffer
Global Head of Marketing and Communications
tere.stouffer@jaworldwide.org
+1 212.641.0747
Is Your Organisation Membership-based ?
Yes
Total Members
11500000
History

Junior Achievement (JA) was founded in 1919 by Theodore Vail, president of American Telephone & Telegraph; Horace Moses, president of Strathmore Paper Co.; and Senator Murray Crane of Massachusetts. Its first program, JA Company Program®, trained high school students in how to run a small business, and was offered on an after-school basis.

Also in 1955, JA established a location in British Columbia, Canada, its first outside the United States. Twenty years later, the organization broadened its scope and entered the classroom with the introduction of Project Business for the middle grades, expanding its activities to include both in-school and after-school students.

Since then, the JA model has spread across the world, and today, there are JA locations in 115 countries, offering a broad selection of youth programs in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. JA covers six international regions: JA Africa, INJAZ Al-Arab (JA MENA), JA Americas, JA Asia Pacific, JA Europe, and JA USA.

Please Briefly Describe Your Economic Model.
JA Worldwide and the network of JA offices around the world are supported by both philanthropy and educational institutions. Our programs are delivered by volunteers and teachers inside and outside the classroom.
Other Twitter Handies
We have hundreds of Twitter accounts managed by our staff in 116 countries.
Other Facebook Accounts
We have hundreds of Facebook accounts managed by our staff in 116 countries.

Activity

Sectors of Activity
Education, Children & Youth, Economic Empowerment,
Mission

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

VISION
Be the partner of choice for businesses, educators, and policymakers around the globe seeking to expand youth education and economic development.

PILLARS

Work Readiness
JA’s volunteer-led work-readiness programs teach critical work skills that prepare young people for college, trade school, or the workforce. Whether job shadowing skilled mentors, testing their skills through digital experiences, or developing business solutions during technical and business challenges, JA students are prepared for employment and entrepreneurship.

Financial Literacy
JA’s hands-on, role-playing financial-literacy programs expose young people to smart saving and investing, thoughtful spending and credit, the role of taxes, the value of employment and communityinvolvement, and the opportunities of global trade.

Entrepreneurship 
Through JA’s real-world entrepreneurship programs, students create real companies with real products, working as a team on product development, smallbusiness finance, product marketing, and equity valuation as they launch their entrepreneurial careers.

Country (or countries) where active
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Caribbean Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, eSwatini, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks & Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Date of Publication of Latest Annual Report or Activity Report
01/15/2018
Latest Annual Report PDF
Latest Annual Report URL
Alliances, Networks, and Affiliations

Aligned with the World Economic Forum, G20/Varkey Foundation, United Nations, European Union, and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Contact Information for Press Inquiries
Tere Stouffer
Global Head of Marketing and Communications
tere.stouffer@jaworldwide.org
+1 212-641-0747
Contact Information for Fundraising Inquiries
Brandie Conforti
Global Chief Development Officer
brandie.conforti@jaworldwide.org
+1-857-206-5868
Contact Information for Development and Partnership Inquiries
Brandie Conforti
Global Chief Development Officer
brandie.conforti@jaworldwide.org
+1-857-206-5868
Contact Information for Inquiries from Private Sector
Brandie Conforti
Global Chief Development Officer
brandie.conforti@jaworldwide.org
+1-857-206-5868

Human Resources

Full name
Asheesh Advani
Age
1971
Short Biography
Asheesh Advani is a lifelong social innovator with a passion for entrepreneurship. As an alumnus of JA, he recalls how participating in a JA program as a teenager stayed with him during his entrepreneurial endeavors. Early in his career, Asheesh founded CircleLending, which pioneered the business of managing peer-to-peer loans within social networks and was acquired by Richard Branson's Virgin Group in 2007. His experiences as an entrepreneur and founder were chronicled in case studies at Babson College and at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining JA, he served as CEO of Covestor, an online marketplace that has democratized access to investment managers for consumers, which was acquired by Interactive Brokers Group in 2015. Outside of his entrepreneurial activities, Asheesh has served as a corporate executive, magazine columnist, author of business books, active member of non-profit boards related to entrepreneurship education and financial capability, and occasional commentator in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and The New York Times. Asheesh is currently the Board Chair of Prosperity Now, a Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit that bridges public policy and practice in the areas of education, financial capability, entrepreneurship, and home ownership. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is also actively involved in the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a member of the Civil Society Advisory Council and the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Education, Gender, and Work. Asheesh started his career as a consultant at Monitor Company and at the World Bank, where he conducted research on industrial clusters as a source of entrepreneurship and innovation in promoting economic growth. Asheesh holds degrees from the Wharton School and Oxford University, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. He and his family now live in the Boston area.
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Has Held Position Since
2015
Preceded by
Sean Rush
Full name
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Age
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Short Biography
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Photo Portrait
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Has Held Position Since
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Preceded by
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Linkedin CEO URL
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Number of Employees
35
Number of Unpaid Interns
0
Number of Paid Interns
0
Number of New Hires
6
Number of Newly Created Positions
4
Average Age of Paid Staff
n/a
Number of Volunteers
465,000 for the entire JA network
Local Staff/Field vs Total Staff (%)
1% Local | 99% Total (total network staff is 3,825)
Staff Turnover Rate
0% over the last year
Employment Opportunities
-

Bylaws & Legal

Legal Status
501(c)(3) in the U.S.
Year of Registration
2010
Are Your Bylaws Publicly Available ?
Yes
Are Your Bylaws Provided On Request ?
Yes
Provide a Request URL or Email
contact@jaworldwide.org
Date of Bylaws' Last Modification
2017
Reason(s) for Modification(s)

Board committees

Countries Where Legally Represented
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Caribbean Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, eSwatini, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks & Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Is Your Organization Accredited to ECOSOC (UN)?
Yes
Year of Accreditation
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Financials

Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
US$ 320,000,000.00
Latest Surplus/Deficit
US$ 781,000
Previous Yearly Income
US$ 307,000,000.00
Latest Net Assets
US$ 4,600,000
Date of Publication for Next Financial Statement
2019
Latest Financial Statements
Latest Audited Fiscal Year
2018
Contact Information for Auditors

BKD
111 South Tejon Street, Suite 800
Colorado Springs, CO 80903