Did you know that by participating in our entrepreneurship programme, you are part of a large international community – the alumni?
Activities that will result in you learning to trust your future!
The Company programme is the best known of our programmes for young people. Getting involved in the JA program really pays off, because you will get to
- try entrepreneurship without risk
- develop working life skills needed in the future
- compete if you want at the Uskalla Yrittää festival
- and of course – earn money
There are tens of thousands of young people in Finland who have visited or are currently performing some of the programmes offered by the Junior Achievement association (JA). Are you one of them?
Entrepreneurial skills apply to everyone
For many people, the significance of work is a reason to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is no longer seen as a mere business activity, but as a way of living a good life that looks like yourself. These professions, too, often represent entrepreneurship:
Social media influencer
Musician / artist
Exercise instructor / Personal trainer
Builder / Carpenter
I have learned to overcome my performance anxiety and tell my own story in different ways, depending on the audience. I have always been nervous about performing in front of others, but it comes more naturally to me now.
The best thing about my experiences as an ambassador have been the interactions with others.
We are entrepreneurs because our passion is doing impressive things. Before setting up a JA company, we didn’t really have any skills, but practice and customer projects taught us a lot and allowed us to continuously develop our ideas for our real company.
Being a true entrepreneur is really fun, as you get to follow your own rules. We understood that failures are the best teachers for entrepreneurs, as they give you direct feedback in the clearest possible format. We have had our ups and downs and encountered some challenging customers, but we have survived them all.
The year with Junior Achievement helped me determine the direction for my life. I realized that I was a true performer, helper of people and a designer of future. I learned how to sell things and accept feedback and how to network with others.
Is your school involved yet?
To join the camps or programmes, ask your teacher what JA programmes your school has to offer.
You can also suggest your teacher the use of a JA program!
In social media, you will get right in the action!
Uskalla Yrittää semi-finals 13.–17.2.2023
Uskalla Yrittää is the most significant youth entrepreneurship event and competition in Finland. The event entity is aimed at the participants of the Company programme and includes…
Listen to the Uskalla Yrittää podcast and get excited!
Listen to the thought-provoking and fun Uskalla Yrittää podcast presented by our alumnae with the themes of economy, entrepreneurship and working life. Our studio has been visited by many interesting guests, including Pinja Sanaksenaho, Ilkka Paananen and Jaajo Linnonmaa.