Junior Achievement of Armenia (JAA) gives today’s Armenian youth the necessary skills and knowledge to compete and succeed in tomorrow’s world. The mission is accomplished through economics and civics education. With both theoretical instruction and practical training, JAA teaches young Armenians how the free enterprise system operates, the role of business in the global marketplace, the hands-on fundamentals of running a business, partnering between public and private enterprise, and the basics of democracy-building, including human rights, civic duty, and social responsibility. JAA is an affiliate of Junior Achievement Worldwide (www.ja.org), which has member nations in over 180 countries around the globe.

Begun as an after-school elective in eight schools, today Economics and Civic Education classes are offered as high school and college courses.  As of 2016, JAA was extended to the lower grades and integrated in a class called Technology.   Currently, we reach all 2nd, 3rd graders in Armenia, one class of 4th graders in each school and 10th and 11th graders in 340 schools.   In all our work, JAA is dedicated to improving the lives of young Armenians by giving them the tools to compete in a global economy and foster democracy in their nation. We are introducing innovation and progressive ideas at a pace and scope that surpass most non-government organizations operating in Armenia today.

Our program is financed by JHM Charitable Foundation. We also receive funding from HSBC Holdings plc, Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) and individual donors.