Be Entrepreneurial

Teach students to launch businesses and drive the Canadian economy.

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.

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


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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!


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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.

Program availability
JA Northern Alberta & Northwest Territories
JA Southern Alberta
JA British Columbia
JA Northern and Eastern Ontario
JA South Western Ontario
JA New Brunswick
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Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.