JA Worldwide is building an economically empowered global community by cultivating the potential of young people. Our work creates positive impact and sustainable change in the lives of the JA students we reach. They emerge enriched with knowledge, practical skills, confidence, and clarity on their career options and trajectories.
Our six Regional Operating Centers support the work of more than 100 member countries spread across six continents, allowing us to reach more 10+ million young people in 2015. Find out more about each region in the links below.
At JA Worldwide, our goal is to transform the worlds of the youth we reach. We design pathways to improve employability by teaching practical skills in financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship to young people worldwide. These innovative, experiential programs enhance the ability of our students to contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies. As a result, we're tackling global socio-economic challenges, such as youth unemployment, economic opportunities for young women, the marginalized of at-risk youth, and high-school drop out rates.
After almost 100 years, JA's cutting-edge, experiential learning remains impactful. By building our curriculum around financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness—enhanced by STEM-building activities—we ensure that our education delivers positive results. We invite you to experience those results through our year in stories.
Our diverse partnerships and sponsorships enhance and grow educational programs, enable the development and launch of new JA locations, and provide backing for innovation. In addition, our funders join regional and local boards and volunteer directly with students. The effects of each contribution—through funding, collaborations, and volunteering—flow through the entire organization and empowers us to further our mission effectively. Find out more about our unique collaboration by clicking on each logo below.
Our federated model of operation is one of our greatest assets. Each local JA entity operates independently with its own fiduciary board, yet is part of a global family of members linked by a common member agreement and code of conduct. With a network of over 100 member countries, we can scale activity by sharing and applying innovative practices across varied geographies and cultures. Member countries also benefit from global funds raised by JA Worldwide, which totaled $11 million in 2015.
The financial statements (below) do not include the finances of member countries and, therefore, represent only a fraction of the size and strength of the global network. In aggregate, the JA global network generates revenue in excess of $353 million, which fuels innovations and builds JA capacity through unrestricted support of operations, programmatic support, and in-kind donations. For additional country-by-country data, see our 2015 Factbook. Or download a PDF of our 2015 Annual Report.
JA Worldwide is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success. Find out more about our mission, Regional Operating Centers, Board of Governors, and staff in the links below.