Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs

Secondary Early Entrepreneurial Development

A project funded by the United States Agency for International Developement (USAID)

What is JACE?

The Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) Programme is one of the signature programmes offered by Junior Achievement (JA) Jamaica designed to give secondary and out-of-school youth hands-on experiences in business management and operations. The programme has a strong focus on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness and is well positioned to help improve the skills level of youth and their transition into the workplace.

Expected Outcomes

✓ Company of the Year Award - $500,000 awarded to school, 10% to lead teacher.
✓ Intrapreneurial skill development – preparedness for the work world.
✓ Leadership skill development.
✓ Business acumen – creativity; critical thinking; decision making.
✓ Local and international exposure

Youth To Be Reached
Student Run Companies

Anarie Blair

JACE SEED Program Manager

Yanique Taylor

JACE SEED Project Leader

Donna Abrahams

JACE SEED Finance Manager

Our Proud JACE Alumni

“ There were so many opportunities opened to me through participation and my self-confidence and aspirations increased tremendously. ”
Jerome Cowans
Recipient of the Mandela Award,
Prime Minister Youth Award
and Governor General Youth Award.
One of The Queen's Young Leaders
“ Through JA Jamaica, I have not only gained experience in the world of business, but also inherited global perspective from my involvement in regional Junior Achievement conferences in Mexico and Ecuador. ”
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Nicholas Kee
Serial Entrepeneur
Co-Founder of Next Gen Creators

Join the JACE SEED initiative and start developing your entrepreneurial skillset, in order to learn how to start your business successfully.

We invite schools, youth groups and community development groups to be a part of our program. We hope to hear from you all.

Working hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

We are here

Caenwood Centre,
37 Arnold Road
Kingston 5, Jamaica
Line 1 : + 1 876 967 4975
Line 2 : + 1 876 322 5232
Email: contactus@jajamaica.org