Fact Sheet


JA-YE Europe Purpose

  • To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy

JA-YE Europe Values

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Belief in the power of  partnership and collaboration
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning

The mission of JA-YE is to use hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, JA-YE brings the real world to students and opens their minds to their potential.

JA-YE enterprise and economic education programmes are designed for young people ages 6-25 and are implemented through a partnership between local businesses and schools.

Evaluations show that enterprise education does stimulate entrepreneurship later on. The JA-YE Company Programme is recognised by the European Commission Enterprise Directorate General as a ‘Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education’.

JA-YE Europe is the European Headquarters for JA Worldwide®.



3,049,278 young people in JA-YE programmes in 2010-2011
and still counting

610,616  students in extra-curricular activities

129,996 business volunteers

134,327  teachers




Cumulative student enrolment since 2002: 24,590,696

JA-YE Europe Annual Report 2011     JA-YE Europe Strategy Brochure - "Vision 2010 and Beyond"