Students are often taught that success means “getting a good job” after graduation. Many are not aware that launching a business is a viable career option that can bring them amazing opportunities.
However, starting a business is not a career option that most children are encouraged to consider.
In JA’s Our Business World program, elementary students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment.
How We Achieve
Achievers are 50% more likely to open their own business. This leads to innovation, new jobs and wealth creation.*
*The Boston Consulting Group (2011 report)
Volunteers from local businesses provide students with a first-hand look at how business supports the community. During this interactive, in-class program students will:
Learn why businesses are created and how they change
Explore where customers come from and how to keep them
Discuss how business contributes to the well-being of a community
Recognize that businesses can impact the environment in both positive and negative ways
Learn about the history of some Canadian businesses and how they’ve changed over time
Understand of the importance of innovation
Describe what makes an entrepreneur innovative
By the end of this program, students will see the power of the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada. This will inspire them to ask, “Do I have what it takes to become an entrepreneur?”
Use the links below for more information about getting involved with Our Business World.
To check program availability for Charters outside of Ontario, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, or for more information about Our Business World, contact your local JA office.