Imagine a world...
Where youth are more optimistic about their future because they have started developing skills for long-term success and are better prepared to chart their future.
This happens every day, in classrooms all across our province where JA programs are delivered.
In fact, JA British Columbia (JABC), a leader in youth business education programs for 65 years, reached more than 40,000 students in the 2019-2020 school year, delivering vital programs in financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship to youth all across B.C.
But the 2020-21 school year looks different.
Classrooms, teaching and learning look different. And our youth’s mental health and well-being have been affected by the global pandemic.
Now more than ever, youth need to be inspired and motivated. They need the fundamental financial literacy skills, work-ready competencies, and the confidence to discover their entrepreneurial spirit, so that they are prepared for all the new opportunities and challenges that the changing future unfolds.
BC's youth and economy
Equipping our youth with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions can positively affect not only personal finances, but also small business outcomes, the local economy, and even workplace productivity and well-being.
Help youth find their path to success.
JABC is committed to bringing, free of charge, life-changing programs to youth across BC in formats that work best for their circumstances. We are pleased to offer online and classroom-based options that can be either teacher-led, volunteer-led or self-directed.
November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada.
Its the perfect time to donate.
Help bring JA programs into more classrooms and reach more youth across B.C.
You will receive a tax donation receipt for the value of your gift as soon as you complete your donation.
Are your programs offered free to schools? How can you do this?
Yes! All of our programs are free-of-charge to schools across BC. As a not-for-profit organization, JABC receives donations primarily from corporations and individuals which enable us to offer these programs for free.
What age groups do you target?
JABC offers in-school and after-school programs for students in Grades 4-12.
How do JA programs work?
JA programs are delivered online (educator led, educator led with volunteer support, or student self directed) or in classroom (educator led or volunteer led). JABC is very proud to partner with host teachers and bring volunteers from the business community into the classroom (virtually or in-person) to deliver these free, interactive hands on learning experiences to BC youth.
Who are JABC volunteers?
JA volunteers come from a variety of industries, including technology, finance and business services and transportation to name a few. Our volunteers are executives, managers, communications professionals, sales people, small business owners, customer service representatives, human resource managers... the list goes on!
Our volunteers, no matter their professional background, all share one common goal: to educate and inspire students to achieve their highest potential.
Learn more at jabc.ca