In this challenging job market, entrepreneurs are the key to job growth. Many Canadian youth have the passion to launch their own businesses to create jobs for themselves and others. However, the skills that young people need to run businesses aren’t taught in most schools.
JA's Be Entrepreneurial program inspires grade 9-12 students to imagine a business venture while still in school. Volunteers from the local business community partner with classroom teachers to ignite students' entrepreneurial spirit and help them create business plans.
“I learned to communicate effectively with others and know how to take a leadership role.”
— Grade 9, Be Entrepreneurial Student
After completing the program, students will be prepared to:
Develop a business plan and strategy for an entrepreneurship venture
Identify products or services they can take to market
Determine their competitive advantage and define a target market
Use resources that are available to help them move forward with their entrepreneurial dreams
Students can also access our self-directed program through the JA Campus.
Programs offered on the JA Campus allow students to learn on an easy-to-use platform and test their knowledge through fun interactive exercises. This virtual learning space is free to use – set up your free account today!
Use the links below for more information about getting involved with Be Entrepreneurial.
To check program availability, or for more information about Be Entrepreneurial, contact your local JA office.