The Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) 

Secondary Early Entrepreneurial Development (SEED)

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The Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) is one of the signature programmes offered by Junior Achievement Jamaica in partnership the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information (MOEY&I) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  It is designed to give secondary and out-of-school youth hands-on experiences in business management and operations. USAID's funding support in the first three years of JACE SEED will help fast-track the programmes reach and impact.


Our Goal

The goal of the JACE SEED Programme is to transform and stimulate students’ interest in entrepreneurship and business. 



    youths to be reached

    Delivery of the JACE program to all Grade 9 students in 168 schools. At least 5 percent of the youth impacted annually will be youth with disabilities, youth in the care of the State and/or out of the formal school system.



    student run companies

    Student-run companies are created by students, simulates the operations of formal businesses, and provides experiential, hands-on experience for the youth.


    new partners

    Private sector and the public sector partners, whose resources can be leveraged to build skills and identify work opportunities for youth during the life of the activity.



    JA Jamaica Congratulates St Jago High School
    Company of the Year 2017

    Our Curriculum

    The JACE programme features a comprehensive curriculum designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary to build successful enterprises as well as intrapreneurial skills necessary to earn and keep a job in high-growth career industries. The specialized curriculum focuses on participants working through a four phase business process.

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    Get Involved

    Since 2009, Junior Achievement Jamaica has reached over 80,000 youth through partnerships with MOEY&I, USAID and several private  public organizations. There are many ways you can get involved. Whether it's as a mentor, partner, or supporter, you can be a part of this programme that is changing the lives of many young  people across Jamaica. Review the links below to find out how! 


    Register your school, church/community based organization

    Please indicate your interest in participating in the JACE SEED programme by completing our Registration Form.

    Volunteer opportunities

    Mentor one of our student led Companies by providing expertise and support as they  develop and operate their business. Join our volunteer cluster today!

    sponsor a school

    You contribution can help us make an even greater impact.



     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. ”




    Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Next Gen Creators

    Prime Minister's Youth Award Recipient, 2017

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