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Junior Achievement Finland

Junior Achievement Finland (Nuori Yrittäjyys ry) is a non-profit association. We support entrepreneurship education where our goal is to get young people to identify and utilize their abilities. Our programs are based on learning by doing mentality.

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JA Company Program

In the JA Company Program students establish a real-time minicompany. By challenging the students to solve a problem in their community through a business venture, the Company Program unleashes their entrepreneurial spirit. Students experience running their own company (for one academic year), they discover first-hand how a company functions and gain an insight into how their talents could be used to set up a business.

The aim of the JA Company Program is to enable students to form their own real enterprise and discover first-hand how a company functions. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, and market and finance a product or service of their own choice.

The program is part of the teaching and practical activities of the educational institution.

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JA Start Up Program

The JA Start Up Program gives post-secondary students the opportunity to experience running their own company, giving them insights into how their talents could be used to set-up a business. Students also develop attitudes and skills necessary for personal success and employability, even understanding the inner-workings of business. They gain key understanding in self-employment, business creation, risk-taking and coping with adversity, all with the support of experienced business volunteers.

The program is currently running in 20 countries across Europe.

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