Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, 124 individual area operations reach 4 million students in the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 119 other countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.jaworldwide.org
JA-YE Europe aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.JA-YE Europe is Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programmes, reaching 3.1 million students in 39 countries in 2012.Funded by businesses, institutions, foundations and individuals, JA-YE brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people in primary and secondary schools and early university with experiences that promote the skills, understanding and perspective that they will need to succeed in a global economy.
The JA-YE Company Programme is recognised by the European Commission Enterprise Directorate General as a ‘Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education’.
JA-YE Europe is the European Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide®
HP plays an active role in these programs and goes beyond traditional corporate sponsorship by not only donating funds and equipment, but also tapping into its vast technology expertise and mobilizing members of its more than 300,000-employee workforce to participate via mentoring and volunteering. The Social Innovation Relay is aligned closely to another HP flagship program, the HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE). This free, on-line learning platform supports new and aspiring entrepreneurs around the world to create and build their business. www.life-global.org.