Programs Receiving Funding

  • Junior Achievement has been supported by the Foundation since 1976. This support has enabled it to pursue its vision: to inspire and educate all children and youth across British Columbia about the value of free enterprise, to understand business and economics, and to learn entrepreneurial and leadership skills. The Foundation supports the development of business and life skills among children and youth at both the elementary and secondary levels. Some points about the programs include:

    • Interactive sessions with a trained business volunteer, providing real life experiences
    • Business Basics Program, which teaches Grades 5 and 6 students the principles of hiring, marketing, production and other business activities
    • Student Venture Program, which allows students to work in teams with business volunteers, take ideas and turn them into active businesses by developing a business plan, raising funds through the issuing of shares, operating the businesses, and distributing the proceeds. Students and ventures have won awards both provincially and nationally, and many go on to participate in national conferences to encourage further entrepreneurial development

    To date, the Foundation has helped more than 24,000 students across British Columbia to participate in these and other programs offered by Junior Achievement


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