United States Embassy Partners with Junior Achievement Jamaica on Youth Empowerment Programs

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More cheerful news. Junior Achievement Jamaica has been quietly doing the work, getting schoolchildren ready for the world of work and entrepreneurship…

United States Embassy Partners with Junior Achievement JA on Youth Empowerment Programs

The U.S. Embassy has partnered with Junior Achievement Jamaica (JA Jamaica), to provide tablets for students in need at the primary and high school levels. This initiative, valued at J$3.7M, is tied to two flagship programs being led by JA Jamaica, namely, the JA BizTown Program for primary schools and the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs(JACE) Program for high schools.

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a simulated work experience in a model town. It allows students to understand and carry out functionalities of a bank, manage businesses, act as consumers, and practice the roles and responsibilities of being a good citizen. It helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and…

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