Impact Study: Junior Achievement Foundation
Four years measuring the efficacy of Junior Achievement Programmes.
Social Return on Investment:
Social Impact Assessment of the Entrepreneurship Education Programme “JA Company Programme”.
Findings from the European Commission’s 2015 report “Entrepreneurship Education: A road to success,” show the following results.
Impact on students:
- Helps boost career ambitions
- Leads to higher employability
- Leads to improved entrepreneurial skills and attitudes
- Leads to behavioural changes towards higher entrepreneurial intentions
- Enhances intentions to start a business
Impact on institutions:
- Develops stronger entrepreneurial culture
- Promotes higher engagement from teachers
- Intensifies the engagement of stakeholders
The research project “Innovation Cluster for Entrepreneurship Education” ran for three years, from January 2015 to January 2018. In the centre of the project was the mini-company method. Mini-companies combine practical and theoretical learning and stimulate collaboration between school and working life.
The main objective of the project was to analyse the impact of entrepreneurship education and understand what is needed to reach the European goal, which is that every young person should have a practical entrepreneurial experience before leaving school. The research tested what the scenario looks like at 50% penetration among students between 15 and 20 years old and carry out a 27-month field trial using the JA Company Programme in twenty schools (academic as well as vocational) across the five countries.
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This paper studies the long-term impact of entrepreneurship education and training in high school on entrepreneurial entry, performance, and survival. Using propensity score matching, three Swedish cohorts from JA Company Programme (JACP) alumni were compared with a marched sample of similar individuals and follow these for up to 16 years after graduation. It was found that while JACP participation increases the long-term probability of starting a firm as well as entrepreneurial incomes, there is no effect on firm survival.
JA Worldwide, 2014
Nearly half of the world’s 1.2 billion young people between the ages 15-24 are currently unemployed or underemployed.
According to a new report published by JA Worldwide, funded by the Citi Foundation, substantive interventions over an extended period of time can effectively address climbing levels of youth unemployment.