Young Achievement Australia is back. After a rich history of over 250000 alumni and participants since 1977 followed by a hiatus from 2010 onwards, we are proud to once again relaunch the program that has changed and impacted so many lives in Australia and around the world.
Following the global financial crisis YAA (Young Achievement Australia) faced reduced government funding and corporate partners focused on tightening their budgets through tough times and the program had to unfortunately close after a successful 2009 program.
As a team of former participants and young Australians passionate about entrepreneurship and developing financial literacy and business skills in young people, we are extremely proud and happy to once again bring back YAA and it’s programs once again to schools and university students across Australia.
The YAA Business Skills program was a hands on, intensive, 6-month journey that took over 190000 students through the entire lifecycle of a business from capitalisation and funding, product design and manufacturing, sales and marketing, through to liquidation. This program will be available in 2017 for high school and university students as the JA Company of the Year program.
Now after 6 years of inactivity Young Achievement Australia is back as Junior Achievement Australia (JA Australia) and has been officially affiliated as part of the worldwide JA Worldwide network.
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 futures and own their economic success. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies. With more than 100 member countries, the JA Worldwide network is powered by over 450,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching more than 10 million young people around the world every year.