JA New Brunswick
Junior Achievement was first brought to New Brunswick in 1984 by Mr. K.C. Irving and Mr. Roland Frazee. Today, JA New Brunswick is able to deliver our programs to over 15,000 New Brunswick Youth each year in both official languages. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our business mentors, JA continues to provide programs free of charge to the youth of New Brunswick.
Ralph Baker, former President of the Standard Oil Company, brought JA to Canada in 1955. He recruited Vancouver's business community to provide programs for 250 students.
JA Canada, the country's largest youth business education organization was established in 1967. Today, JA Canada's 16 Charters & ADMs serve Canadian youth in grades 3-12 from coast to coast. To date, more than 4 million young Canadians have participated in JA's financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs. JA alumni are more likely to stay in school, launch business and do better financially than non-alumni.
JA is an international not-for-profit organization that brings together business leaders, educators, parents and the community to help prepare youth for their future. Horace A. Moses, Chairman of Strathmore Paper in Springfield, Massachusetts, founded the organization in 1919 when he recognized the need for practical economic education among city students. Since that time, JA has expanded around the glade, enhancing the employability, life and entrepreneurial skills of more than 10 million students in 120 countries.