Our Mission, Vision & Values


JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.


A world in which… young people have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities.


  • Believe in the boundless potential of young people
  • Advocate for the impact of relevant hands-on learning
  • Teach principled, market-based economics and entrepreneurship that build a more sustainable world
  • Approach our work with passion, honesty, integrity and excellence
  • Seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents in our staff, volunteers and boards to reflect the geographies and communities we serve
  • Nurture the power of partnership and collaboration