Our Mission

Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Our Vision

JA Philippines will develop future business leaders.

in partnership with educational institutions, inspiring and equipping students to understand business, economics and entrepreneurship.

Our Values.

Junior achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people

  • Commitment to the principles of economics and entrepreneurship

  • Respect for the talent, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals

  • Conviction in the education and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning

  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration

Our Formula.

JA serves as the nexus between the private sector, public sector and young people. Our work in youth economic development centers on the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Through our programs, we aim to broaden employment possibilities and create transformational changes in the young people we reach. This transformation can take many shapes from building self-confidence all the way to enterprise creation.

JA Worldwide has reached more than 100 million young people over 92 years. Through more than 470,000 volunteers, we reach 10.2 million youth annually across 121 countries.

JA Worldwide is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and is responsible for six regional operating centres (ROCs): JA Africa, JA Americas, JA Asia Pacific, JA-YE Europe, INJAZ Al-Arab in the Middle East and North Africa region and Junior Achievement USA. The ROCs foster the global 121 country network, facilitate the sharing of best practices among the country operations and ensure greater impact for the more than 10 million youth served annually.

As advisers, volunteers impart “practical” knowledge to students as a complement to the “theoretical” knowledge being taught in the classroom environment. Advisers share their expertise in the fields of management, finance, production, and marketing. These lessons provide young Filipinos with practical, engaging, and informative activities that educate them about business and economics, and help prepare them for fulfilling careers and contributions to society.

Ultimately, it is not only the students who benefit from this program. Member companies also benefit as their personnel are exposed to a teaching-learning environment wherein knowledge is increased and “people” skills are developed. Because of the interaction that teaching commands, important skills, such as leadership and communication are improved which in turn contribute to the advisors overall versatility

JA Philippines facilitates the learning environment by providing advisors and students with meeting rooms and JA program manuals that inform and guide discussions in the right direction. JA Philippines also conducts seminars and orientation programs which prepare advisors for the demands of the various programs. Currently, JA Philippines offers two programs, the Mini-Company and the Applied Economics program. These programs build on what has worked in the past for JA and what continues to work successfully throughout the world through JAW.

The Mini-Company Program helps young Filipinos appreciate and understand better the role of business in the society by allowing them to organize and operate an actual business enterprise. For a ten-month period 3rd and 4th year students from various colleges organize and operate their own mini-company and go through the different steps involved in setting up and closing a company. These steps include capitalization, registration, corporate visioning, election of directors and officers, research and product development, manufacturing, marketing, maintaining a financial record system, preparing of an annual report, distribution of wages and salaries, dealing with taxes, and eventual liquidation of the company. Students assume leadership roles in their companies and perform all functions of business. Each company is guided by 3 advisors (production advisor, finance advisor, and marketing advisor) who in turn are guided by the JA program manual and by their personal knowledge and experiences in the field of business. Through this hands-on approach, students not only learn how businesses function, they also learn about the structure of the Philippines’s free enterprise system and the benefits it provides. Students are left with the valuable skills of critical thinking, leadership, motivation, and application of economic theories to real life business decisions.

Since its introduction in 1969, 25,000 students have graduated from the Mini-Company Program. At the end of each year, the mini-company program is culminated by the Awards Night wherein student-achievers and advisers are recognized for their exemplary performances.