JA Worldwide

Prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship

JA Worldwide is ranked 7 in TOP 200 World by NGO Advisor

General

Logo
Organization Name
JA Worldwide
Formerly Known As
Junior Achievement
Brand
Junior Achievement, JA, 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
JA Americas: jaamericas.org
JA Asia Pacific: jaasiapacific.org
JA Europe: jaeurope.org
INJAZ Al-Arab JA MENA: injazalarab.org
Junior Achievement USA: juniorachievement.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
131 Dartmouth Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
USA
HQ Mailing Address
JA Worldwide
131 Dartmouth Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
USA
Name of Official Representative for Profile
Tere Stouffer
Chief Marketing Officer
tere.stouffer@jaworldwide.org
+1 212.641.0747
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
Tere Stouffer
Chief Marketing Officer
tere.stouffer@jaworldwide.org
+1 212.641.0747
Is Your Organisation Membership-based ?
Yes
Total Members
10508037
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. Our first offering, the JA Company Program, trained high-school students to run their own small businesses through after-school clubs.

By 1955, JA had established a location in British Columbia, Canada, our first outside the United States. Twenty years later, we broadened our scope, moving from after-school programs into the classroom with the introduction of Project Business for the middle grades.

Since then, JA’s hands-on, immersive educational programs—about half of which are are taught in the classroom and the other half through after-school opportunities—have spread across the world, reaching more than 10 million young people each year.

Today, JA Worldwide is one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, with 350 locations in 115 countries that are served by six regional operating centers: JA Africa, JA Americas, JA Asia Pacific, JA Europe, INJAZ Al-Arab JA MENA, and Junior Achievement USA. Each region hosts our well-known Company of the Year competitions, which went all-virtual two years ago and today use high-tech resources, including online trade fairs driven by augmented and virtual reality, to showcase the business acumen of young entrepreneurs around the world. In 2021, JA Worldwide introduced our first-ever Global Entrepreneurship Award, selecting a global champion from among our six regional winners.

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 115 countries.
Other Facebook Accounts
We have hundreds of Facebook accounts managed by our staff in 115 countries.

Activity

Mission

As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship. For more than 100 years, we have delivered hands on, immersive learning in work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship, creating proven impact in employability, job creation, and financial success. Every year, our network of over 500,000 volunteers and teachers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries. 

Country (or countries) where active
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, 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, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, 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 and Nevis, St. Lucia, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Date of Publication of Latest Annual Report or Activity Report
01/29/2021
Latest Annual Report PDF
Alliances, Networks, and Affiliations

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

JA Worldwide Senior Leadership Team are active speakers and thought leadership contributors at technology conferences, policy conferences, leadership conferences, education conferences, and youth-focused conferences.

Contact Information for Press Inquiries
Tere Stouffer
Chief Marketing Officer
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 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, which have involved leading two businesses from start-up to acquisition. Asheesh’s first venture was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in 2007 and rebranded as Virgin Money. Prior to joining JA, he served as CEO of a financial technology company that was acquired by Interactive Brokers in 2015 and rebranded as Interactive Advisors. His experiences as an entrepreneur and founder have been chronicled in case studies at Babson College and at Harvard Business School. In 2021, he was selected as a winner of the Tony Hsieh Award for innovative leadership. Asheesh 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 Global Agenda Council for the Future of Education, Gender, and Work. He started his career as a consultant at Monitor Company (now Monitor Deloitte) 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.
Photo Portrait
Has Held Position Since
2015
Preceded by
Sean Rush
Number of Employees
3,379
Number of Unpaid Interns
0
Number of Paid Interns
0
Number of New Hires
22
Number of Newly Created Positions
7
Average Age of Paid Staff
n/a
Number of Volunteers
312,000 for the entire JA network
Local Staff/Field vs Total Staff (%)
99% field staff
Staff Turnover Rate
10% over the last year

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 ?
No
Provide a Request URL or Email
contact@jaworldwide.org
Date of Bylaws' Last Modification
2020
Reason(s) for Modification(s)

Added Executive Committee

Countries Where Legally Represented
Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, 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, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, 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 and Nevis, St. Lucia, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Is Your Organization Accredited to ECOSOC (UN)?
Yes

Financials

Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
USD 0,37 billion
Latest Surplus/Deficit
US$ 1,419,671
Previous Yearly Income
USD 0,35 billion
Latest Net Assets
US$ 7,792,000
Date of Publication for Next Financial Statement
2021
Latest Financial Statements
Latest Audited Fiscal Year
2020
Contact Information for Auditors

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