As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship.

JA CAYman islands

Since 1991, JA Cayman Islands has been empowering young people to own their economic success. Wee are part of the world’s largest not-for-profit educational organisation offering in-school and after-school practical business programmes. JA programmes inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy through educational programmes focused on business, economics and free enterprise.

Couple that with concepts taught on honesty, trust and integrity and the end result is a more proficient understanding of our world that enables these students to make their way into successful careers.

Our programmes are offered free of charge to students and schools. These programmes teach students crucial lessons about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy: we prepare young people to enter the workforce, train them to become the next generation of business leaders, and educate them about basic financial management and responsibility.


This past school year was my first time being in the Junior Achievement (company) programme. This experience helped me discover a voice I never knew I had, friendships I didn’t dream of having, and leadership skills that I only read about. I was also taught how to be responsible and how to manage my time effectively.
— JA Cayman Islands student

2017-2018 JA YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 12,000+ alumni:
    Since 1991, our programmes have impacted thousands of children

  • 10,000+ contact hours:
    Achievers and volunteers invested personal time, learning, teaching, and supporting each other

  • 130+ volunteers:
    Professionals from across the Cayman Islands community donated their time and talent to developing our young people

  • 80+ star students:
    We recognise and celebrate our accomplishments at our year end reception and awards evening and 80+ students were nominated for annual awards

  • 20+ partners and sponsors:
    Organisations supported our programmes and annual awards, several of which have invested in JA for many years

ja worldwide

For 100 years, JA has delivered hands on, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. We create pathways for employability, job creation, and financial success.

Each year, our network of over 465,000 volunteers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries.

Download the JA Worldwide Fact Sheet.

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