ANNUAL REPORT JULY 2012 / JUNE 2013
WORK READINESS | ENTREPRENEURSHIP | FINANCIAL LITERACY
LINDA RIMER PRESIDENT AND CEO JA AMERICAS
LEONARDO MARTELLOTTO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS JA AMERICAS
PAULA PASTOR PROGRAM MANAGER JA AMERICAS
ANNUAL REPORT JULY 2012 / JUNE 2013
Letter from Linda Rimer / President and CEO JA Americas ............................................. JA Americas Board Members ........................................................................................... Mission, Vision and Values ............................................................................................... Citi Foundation: Women for Development beats down poverty .................................. USAID: Achievements and Opportunities for Entrepreneurship development and JA in the Eastern Caribbean .............................................................................................. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank: JA Company program expands throughout the Caribbean ................................................................................................ FedEx: “JA Americas Company Of The Year 2012 Competition” went to Ecuadorean Entrepreneurs .................................................................................................................... Scotiabank: Young leaders will brighten the future ........................................................ HSBC: Leading the way to the future .............................................................................. Baxter: JA and Baxter continue their work for young success ...................................... Map of impact .................................................................................................................. Regional results ................................................................................................................ “Latin American women included among the ones with greater entrepreneurial spirit on the planet” ........................................................................................................... MetLife Foundation: Recognition of outstanding projects ............................................ AT&T: Of Abilities and Opportunities for youth ................................................................. BlackBerry: Students from Argentina obtained the 1st place in the STEM Innovation Camp, hosted by JA Europe and BlackBerry ............................................................ MasterCard: Looking for a stronger region ...................................................................... Caterpillar: JA and Caterpillar sow the values for the young´s development ............... Chile builds bridges towards work and teaches to undertake ...................................... 2012-2013 Initiatives from Junior Achievement Honduras ............................................. “We know that Saint Lucia will continue to be a lighthouse in the region” .................... Young Entrepreneurs – JA El Salvador boosts the school community to keep teenagers away from violence ....................................................................................... Most relevant events in the region .................................................................................. Recognition to the staff of JA ........................................................................................... JA programs ......................................................................................................................
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LINDA RIMER PRESIDENT AND CEO JA AMERICAS
LETTER FROM JA AMERICAS PRESIDENT When I was called to a life of service 50 years ago, only God knew that I’d be blessed with the opportunity to directly impact millions of youths worldwide. For the past 25 years, I’ve worked in over 55 countries, started many Junior Achievement member-nations, mentored Executive Directors, built strong Boards, and generated millions in donations and all for our future leaders to be given better opportunities than we may have had. I’ve learned to never underestimate the impact of one life changed. When we change the life of a child we change the life of the family. When we change the life of a family, the community can change. When the community changes, we change the region; when regions changes we change the worldall with one life at a time.
FOR THAT I SAY THANK YOU. To our board of directors; my life has also been impacted by your service, leadership and dedication; we couldn’t do this great work without you. Thank you for who you are, I appreciate and admire you! It is a privilege (and fun) to have worked with you. To our Executive Directors and staff;I have been blessed to see JA work around the world. Visiting your countries and witnessing the amazing work being done with passion and integrity has inspired me. You have welcomed me and made me feel at home. What a privilege to work with such a gracious staff. I have loved you unreservedly and done my best to support you. It is my great joy to see your success. I am so proud that Leo will be stepping into the leadership role. He is an amazing person with unbounded energy, passion and commitment who will lead well! Please support him as you did me. As I close this chapter of my life of service, I reflect on all that has been accomplished and I would do it again and again. Junior Achievement remains near to my heart and I truly know that I have left it better that whence I saw it. The baton has now been passed to you to continue in our mission and vision and empower the lives of our youth. Please remember you have a friend and home in San Antonio. Mi casa es su casa!
JA AMERICAS BOARD MEMBERS 12-13 MR. RICHARD HARTZELL President International Merchants and Acceptance Development MasterCard Worldwide
MR. HÉCTOR AGUILAR
MS. MARÍA EUGENIA AVILA
President and CEO Central America & Caribbean General Electric Oceania Business
Corporate Sustainability, Regional Director Latin America
MR. JOSÉ C. BROUSSET
MR. MATTHEW DAVIES
Managing Director Sales South America FedEx
MR. RAÚL DIEZ CANSECO
MR. FERNANDO IRAOLA
CEO and Founder
Managing Director Treasury & Trade Solutions Region Head Latin America
San Ignacio del Loyola University
MR. CARLOS MORALES
MR. ROBERT WILLIAMS
Vice President and General Manager
Espacios del Oriente
Bank of Nova Scotia Panama
JESSICA D. POLINER NSA District Manager Caterpillar Inc. Colombia, Curacao, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AMERICAS
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To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy
To be recognized by businesses, educators and policy makers around the world as the premier organization for inspiring and preparing young people to become successful, contributing members of the global society, and for uniting people of all nations around the common goals of creating jobs, building stable economies, and providing higher standards of living.
- Belief in the boundless potential of young people - Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship - Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it - Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals - Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration - Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning
JA AND ITS PARTNERS NGO ADVICE STAFF INNOVATION SOCIAL
YOUNGS COMPANIES SCHOOLS PARENTS TEACHERS CHILDREN / YOUNG
WOMEN FOR DEVELOPMENT BEAT DOWN POVERTY
he consolidation of the second stage of the Program
after the educational programs provide the economic
presented as specific goals to stimulate the self-es-
support with micro credits for the entrepreneurs.
teem of women older than 18 to develop their entrepreneur ability; motivate the socially committed and responsible
After three days of hard work between presentations and
use of credit; guide the beneficiaries through the process of
field visits, the following conclusions were disclosed: a)
design and creation of their own company and help them
Learn from the different experiences each participant was
to generate more resources to be invested for the future of
able to share, b) Exchange best practices and new ideas for
their homes and children.
the growth and improvement of the Program´s implementation in Latin America and c) Strengthen the relationships
With these concepts, from October 3rd to 6th, 2012 in Juan
of the different organizations from the same country and
Dolio, Dominican Republic, the First Gathering for the Econo-
mic Empowerment of Women was held to align the implementation objectives and strategies of the Program in
The Interdisciplinary Consultancy in Development – ICD
the region and to help them to grow and consolidate thanks
Gallup Latin America, carried out a study with the goal of
to the exchange of best practices among the participants.
evaluating the impact of the Program “Women for Develop-
In this event, the seven mentioned countries participated
ment” in Argentina, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,
and were represented by the people that, day to day, make
Paraguay and Ecuador and they reached the following
the program grow and improve regionally, the local offices
of JA and our local partners, the microfinance entities, who
CITI FOUNDATION AND JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT CARRY OUT THE PROGRAM “WOMEN FOR DEVELOPMENT”. THIS PROGRAM´S GOAL IS TO DEVELOP IN VULNERABLE WOMEN FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN THE ABILITY TO BECOME BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR, TAKE RISKS AND MAKE DECISIONS THAT BENEFIT THEM INDIVIDUALLY AND WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITY. ARGENTINA, COSTA RICA, ECUADOR, GUATEMALA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WERE THE COUNTRIES THAT WERE PART OF THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROGRAM.
In all countries, women for development tend to be more optimistic about the future of the family economy. The 78% of women for development thinks their economy will improve in the next three months.The perseverance and “not giving up” is one of the characteristics that more entrepreneurs recognize in them.The tendency of having their own business is more common among women for development, which is directly influencing in the satisfaction obtained from the program and optimism with which they face life. The 62% of women for development
WOMEN FOR DEVELOPMENT: NEXT STEPS…
have their own business.The positive attitude of the program´s participants is reflected in the amount of women that wish to become a businesswo-
Con el fin de consolidar la capacidad regional de JA, en marzo de 2014 se espera construir las capacidades de coordinación para permitir que 14 Países Miembros ejecuten el programa Mujeres Emprendedoras y repercuta con éxito en 4.500 mujeres. A su vez:
man. More than the 70% considers that is it possible to have an enterprise and apply what has been learned. The program´s attendance and the perseverance are the two most recommended items that women give to other participants.
• To consolidate the JA´s regional capacity, in March 2014 it is expected to build the coordination capacities to allow 14 Member Countries to execute the program Women for Development and to successfully impact 4.500 women. At the same time: • Identify best practices related to this program among JA´s Member Countries and foster them through the Americas and the Caribbean region. • Develop all necessary tools and standardize applications protocols of the programs. • Design and develop the impact measurement process. • Provide continuous training and support to newly involved JA´s Member Countries. • Execute a pilot project in Haiti with the support of JA Dominica´s staff.
MORE THAN 2000 WOMEN HAVE BEEN BENEFITTED WITH THE PROGRAM “WOMEN FOR DEVELOPMENT” THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF CITI FOUNDATION AND JA AMERICAS.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND JA IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN REGION
Deputy Assistant Secretary Liliana Ayalde and US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Larry Palmer engaging students of the Gordon Walters Primary in Barbados
arbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis and
of direct links between the educational systems, the work
Santa Lucia are headquarters of the activities carried
force and the enterprise sector to support young people.
out by JA with USAID to strengthen the educational system
The lessons learned in these territories are utilized to
in the Caribbean. With special focus on the transition of
support the future restore of JAâ€™s operations in Antigua &
young from school to work, and through the participation of
Barbuda, as well as in San Vicente and the Grenadines. This
enterprises in the investment and development of financial
project is also executed with the advice of other regional
mechanisms such as micro-enterprise, practice and
leaders from JA Jamaica, JA Trinidad & Tobago and other
internship, the program seeks to foster the entrepreneur
spirit and the work readiness in the Caribbean context, to generate a cultural change over time. Besides the major partner USAID, the Project involves other
Reality shows that the most important countries in the
allies that have been working with JA and USAID in the
Eastern Caribbean are experimenting an increase of unem-
regionâ€™s development. These partners include: The Executi-
ployment among the young population, which varies
ve Minds, EcoVentures International, CIBC-FirstCaribbean,
between 30 and 60%. Faced with this reality, JA Worldwide,
Chambers of Commerce, Ministries of Education and others
together with JA Americas and USAID are strengthening the
who contribute with joint investment and funds administra-
institution in 5 Caribbean countries through the generation
tion and other resources for this project.
THE EXECUTION OF THE “JA PROGRAM FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN REGION” (JAPEC) HAS BEEN PRODUCTIVE AND WITH GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD. THROUGH THE AMERICAS REGIONAL OPERATIONS OFFICE (ROC), THE JAPEC TEAM AND IN ACCORDANCE TO THE GOALS IDENTIFIED BY USAID, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENTREPRENEUR CULTURE AMONG THE YOUTH WAS SHARED BY THE 5 SELECTED COUNTRIES.
FIRST YEAR’S ACHIEVEMENTS • In April 2013, JA Dominica signs an Operations Agreement with JA Worldwide and becomes the newest member of Americas. • JAPEC coordinated and organized a workshop on financial education and management with consultants from Xanegy. • The Executive Minds conducted a very inspiring workshop on Leadership, as well as individual strategies to attract funds and being more efficient in the daily operation. • Visit from USAID: The US deputy undersecretary for the Occidental Hemisphere, Liliana Ayalde, visited Barbados with Ambassador Larry Palmer and the Director of the USAID/Barbados and the East Caribbean Mission. During their visit, they went to the Gordon Walters Primary School, the first pilot school for which JA Barbados re-entered in the country. Ambassadors, the Director of the mission and International officers were extremely pleased with the performance of the JA program.
JAPEC Sub-recipient Agreement signature with JA Dominica Board representatives
UN ESTIMADO DE 7.304 ESTUDIANTES DE of keep consolidating the UseTOTAL the acquired knowledge in the administration of the project with the objective institution in each country. LOS 5 PAÍSES MIEMBROS DE JAPEC HAN COMPLEShare with countries the best practices and EL learning to empower the results in the eastern caribbean. TADO ELother PROGRAMA DURANTE PRIMER AÑO.
THE JA COMPANY PROGRAMS EXPANDS THROUGHOUT THE CARIBBEAN
JA Bahamas Final Award Ceremony
uring 2012-2014 periods, the parts have proposed
The Company highlights the enterprising content and
themselves to build a sustainable Alliance through
provides a strong focus on social studies, maths, reading
the Support of the regional development of the
and writing. The experience of this program has
Caribbean. For this, JA Americas and CIBC FirstCaribbean
demonstrated that it improves the student´s performan-
International Bank Foundation implement the Founda-
ce in class as it encourages them to use an innovative
tion´s program in 12 countries of the Caribbean where
thinking to learn about business, abilities and positive
both organizations have local offices: Bahamas, Barba-
attitudes while exploring and improving their professio-
dos, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Grenada,
nal aspirations to successfully participate in the world´s
Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Kitts &
Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago and US Virgin Islands joint to a pilot initiative in Antigua & Barbuda.
The students work together to create an environment where the team is effective and efficient while the speci-
To measure the impact on the young population from the
fic functions of leadership are exposed for the new
Caribbean, the JA Company program was selected as it
company. They create their values and rules; and they
includes businesses, entrepreneurial spirit and economy
explore the vision, mission and goals of the company.
in the study plan for the last years of high school.
THROUGH THE JA REGIONAL OFFICE FOR THE AMERICAS AND THE CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL BANK FOUNDATION HAS COMMITTED TO FOSTERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG IN THE CARIBBEAN BY SUPPORTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JA COMPANY PROGRAM IN 12 COUNTRIES OF THE CARIBBEAN.
THE PROGRAM´S DATA FROM 2012-2013 • 1581 students from all the participating countries participated in JA Company program. • 66 volunteers from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Foundation participated in the project. • 65 public schools and 24 private schools implemented the program in their studies plan.
“COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2012” WENT TO ECUADOREAN ENTREPRENEURS
oung entrepreneurs representing Junior Achieve-
innovation by developing a web tool that allows you to
ment Ecuador obtained the regional award “Com-
translate restaurant menus to a QR code.
pany of the Year 2012”. On November 29th in Montevideo,
Uruguay, JA Americas awarded Ecuadorean entrepreneurs
The event had the participation of teams from Argentina,
from the company Sikili as “Company of the Year”, in the
Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada, Jamaica,
fourth annual regional competition sponsored by FedEx.
Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and Uruguay; being the
After 3 days of competition, during which 20 student´s
Americas Region from Junior Achievement broadly
enterprises from 12 countries of the Americas and the
represented. Entrepreneurial abilities, ingenuity and
Caribbean participated in a product fair and exposed their
innovation are the pillars of the competition “Company of
companies before a jury of business leaders, Sikili was the
the Year for the Americas Region”, during which students
winner in the awards ceremony. This company produced
between 15 and 19 years old from the “JA Company
blankets and cushions with fruits and vegetables designs
Program” for the period 2011-2012 showed and celebrated
targeted to children and teenagers from 3 to 18 years old.
The second place was for the young from Fruitti – D – Litez,
Company of the Year, during the event, the sponsor award
from Grenada who exposed their enterprise on 15 different
was also given: the FedEx Access Award. The winners
juice flavors made from local fruits. The third prize was for
were the students from Perlu, Peru, who presented the
Mundimenu, from Brazil, due to the team members´
best business plan as they have a strong potential to
Besides awarding the Regional
COY 2012 - 1° place - SIKILI, Ecuador
FedEx Access Award Winners - Perlu, Peru
The students showed a great dedication to foster continue growing as a company, generate work positions, expand globally and improve the environment. “FedEx is proud of supporting the competition Company of the Year from Junior Achievement. We strongly believe
economic growth through their business and innovation vision.
that the young must have access to information and opportunities to develop, in such way that they can strengthen their abilities and face future challenges from the enterprising world” commented Mike Ducker, Operations Chief from FedEx Express and CEO of the International division. “The competition Company of the Year for the Americas 2012 provides the young with important opportunities to learn and practice teamwork, leadership and innovative thinking that will help them to be successful in a business world”. Sean C Rush - CEO and President of JAWW.
NEXT STOP… MEXICO 2013!
WILL BRIGHTEN THE FUTURE
ith a projection of three years and having completed the initial stage 2012-2013, the “Scotiabank Brightening
the future” together with the program “JA Economy for Success”, already reached positive results.
FIRST STAGE: ACCOMPLISHED GOALS!
The general vision of the initiative points out that, in the next three years, Scotiabank and Junior Achievement Americas
3.845 students received the program.
will implement financial education and abilities for life
244 volunteers (200 from Scotiabank)
programs benefitting more than 14.000 students. At the same time, more than 440 Scotiabank employees from 13
participated in the workshops.
countries will volunteer their time to assist schools and
46 public schools and 6 private deliver the
implement more than 400 courses.
program in their classrooms.
THE FIRST YEAR OF ALLIANCE BETWEEN SCOTIABANK AND JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HAS EXCEEDED THE PROPOSED OBJECTIVES IN THE INVOLVED COUNTRIES: BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, CANADA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, JAMAICA, PERU, PUERTO RICO, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AND US VIRGIN ISLANDS WITH NUMBERS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE YOUNG´S FUTURE.
ATTITUDINAL RESULTS 90% of the students stated that what they have learned in JA will be important for their future. 87% of the students informed that what they have learned in JA will help them to get a good job. 84% of the students stated that what they have learned in JA will help them impro-
ADDITIONAL RESULTS 93% stated they want to study in an university. 84% mentioned that they feel in control of their future. 77% mentioned that they save money for future needs and wants, against a 50% that would think that even before the program.
ve at school. 94% of the students informed that JA taught them how to administrate money. 92% of the students informed that JA made them realize how important is to stay in school. Scotiabank “Brightening the future” is a program that unites the passion of their employees to reward communities with the aim of creating better places to live and work. As an important financial institution at a world level, its efforts include arts, education, social services and health, especially for children in the Caribbean, Latin America and Central America. Economy for Success is a program that through hands-on activitiesDE in the classroom, explore personal finances and educaUNJATOTAL ESTIMADO DE 7.304 ESTUDIANTES and careers that students have based on their abilities, interests and values. Furthermore, it shows the economic LOStion5 options PAÍSES MIEMBROS DE JAPEC HAN COMPLEbenefits of staying in school. TADO EL PROGRAMA DURANTE EL PRIMER AÑO.
LEADING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE
THE REGIONAL PROJECT BETWEEN HSBC AND JA AMERICAS HAS COMPLETED ITS FIRST SEMESTER. WITH A DURATION OF THREE YEARS, THE “FUTURE FIRST INVESTING IN OUR CHILDREN” INITIATIVE PROMOTES JA PROGRAM “THE ADVANTAGES OF STAYING IN SCHOOL” IN ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, MEXICO AND PANAMA, WITH REGIONAL COORDINATION THROUGH THE SIAP SYSTEM. The advantages of staying in school program’s objective is for students to understand the role of education in their future. During the course, the concepts of employability, education, interests and personal skills are studied.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM ARE: Assert the relationship between education and training as a mean to increase people’s employability. Create awareness among last year’s primary students on the consequences involved in the decision of abandoning school. Integrate the concept of employability with the concept of education and constant training.
he program is consolidating in the four countries involved. During the first semester, the volunteers’
recruitment and contact with schools phase was completed. Especially in Argentina, the program is already up to speed with great results. By the end of this initiative, the expectation is that a total of 2.000 students will receive the program in their countries, and simultaneously 20 schools will include it in their classrooms with the support of over 80 volunteers who will donate approximately 1000 hours of work to help children.
¡KEEP IT UP!
CONSOLIDATED ALLIANCE: JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AND BAXTER CONTINUE THEIR WORK FOR YOUNG SUCCESS
EL PROYECTO EN NĂšMEROS
THE PROJECT IN NUMBERS ARGENTINA Implemented the program JA Advantages of Staying in School: 18 Baxter volunteers participated in the initiative. 93 students received the program. 2 public schools and 1 private developed the workshop.
BRAZIL Implemented the programs JA Advantages of Staying in School and JA Success Skills: 25 Baxter volunteers and 21 independent participated in the initiative. 577 students received the program. 2 public schools and 1 private developed the workshop.
IN TOTAL 22
COLOMBIA Implemented the program JA Advantages of Staying in School: 27 Baxter volunteers participated in the initiative. 661 students received the program. 4 public schools developed the workshop.
MEXICO Implemented the program JA Success Skills: 73 Baxter volunteers participated in the initiative. 297 students received the program. 13 public schools developed the workshop.
ESTADOS UNIDOS (Fort Lauderdale) Implemented the program JA Financial Park: 14 Baxter volunteers and 35 independent participated in the initiative. 348 students received the program. 2 public schools developed the workshop.
213 volunteers participated in the programs and 157 belonged to Baxter 1976 students received the program 25 developed the workshop
DURING 2012, THE REGIONAL OFFICE FOR JA AMERICAS JOINED WITH BAXTER AND CREATED A PROJECT TO FOSTER THE YOUNG DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION. FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THEY ELABORATED A COLLABORATIVE FRAME BY WHICH THEY COMMITTED TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK READINESS AND IN THAT WAY BUILD A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY IN SUPPORT OF THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT. JA AMERICAS AND BAXTER IMPLEMENTED JA PROGRAMS IN SIX COUNTRIES WHERE THEY HAVE LOCAL OFFICES: ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, GUATEMALA, MEXICO AND UNITED STATED (IN THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE), BEING THE SELECTION OF THE PROGRAM´S TYPE, ALSO A JOINT DECISION.
“I think this course was very interesting. It helped me evaluate and realize that a bad decision can change my life. I thank Baxter for this great opportunity and the volunteers for their valuable effort and for sharing with us as much knowledge as experiences. Thank you”. Testimony from a Mexican student.
"Junior Achievement provides a very important exchange experience as we spend hours developing the young abilities to see how they can change the future scenarios. Besides, it offers the opportunity to learn with them through their vision of the world, their aspirations and needs. In all, it is about a life experience that makes us think about the future in Brazil”. Anderson Teixeira – Brazilian volunteer from the program Success Skills.
NEXT STEPS… For the period 2013-2014, the possibility for JA Americas and Baxter to continue promoting the youth development in the Latin American region is being evaluated. If achieved, it will be the fourth consecutive year of the relationship between both institutions that have already met broad goals. The proposal would include the following areas: Collaborate with the decision making process for the Implementation of JA programs in: Brazil, Colombia, Fort Lauderdale (United States), Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Puerto Rico. Facilitate Baxter´s volunteers to be trained by local JA members to implement workshops in schools.
Students 28040 Volunteers 2273 Schools 784
Students 1428 Volunteers 145 Schools 63
BARBADOS Students 403 Volunteers 44 Schools 19
Students 5589 Volunteers 296 Schools 99
Students 323924 Volunteers 13334 Schools 3657
Students 243591 Volunteers 14681 Schools 0
Students 1243 Volunteers 182 Schools 19
Students 11981 Volunteers 402 Schools 127
Students 37363 Volunteers 1045 Schools 539
Students 4748 Volunteers 505 Schools 577
Students 325 Volunteers 60 Schools 11
DUTCH CARIBBEAN ISLAND Students 0 Volunteers 0 Schools 0
REPĂšBLICA DOMINICANA Students 24295 Volunteers 601 Schools 361
Students 24743 Volunteers 496 Schools 221
Students 103480 Volunteers 0 Schools 651
Students 274 Volunteers 8 Schools 13
Students 17716 Volunteers 599 Schools 328
Students 8871 Volunteers 734 Schools 152
Students 9246 Volunteers 280 Schools 129
Students 202454 Volunteers 4690 Schools 726
Students 856 Volunteers 38 Schools 2
Students 17011 Volunteers 677 Schools 333
Students 57721 Volunteers 1508 Schools 464
Students 15438 Volunteers 223 Schools 451
Students 3124 Volunteers 172 Schools 122
Students 4540 Volunteers 60 Schools 200
MAP OF IMPACT
TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO
Students 187 Volunteers 0 Schools 5
Students 5632 Volunteers 165 Schools 175
Students 18438 Volunteers 475 Schools 390
US VIRGIN ISLAND
Students 880 Volunteers 89 Schools 20
Students 19744 Volunteers 1112 Schools 225
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE BENEFITTED
COMPANIES SUPPORTED JA PROGRAMS
PENETRATION IN THE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY (Regional average)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (Regional average)
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (Regional average)
SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (Regional average)
COLLEGE STUDENTS (Regional average)
1,51% 40,85% 33,29% 22,22% 3,62%
“LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN INCLUDED AMONG THE ONES WITH GREATER ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT OF THE PLANET
“Latin American women are included among the ones with greater entrepreneurial spirit of the planet, but continue having an uneven representation as owners of SMEs. In the MIF and IDB, we are committed to support the entrepreneur women of the entire region. This index will allow us to have a clearer idea of the obstacles and how to overcome them” stated Nancy Lee, General Manager of MIF.
ccording to The Women’s Entrepreneurial Venture
In its first edition, the index evaluates 20 countries and
Scope (WEVentureScope), the new index provided by
analyzes the variables that promote or delay the progress
the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), member of the
of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) belonging
Inter-American Development Bank Group and carried out by
to women. This is the first comprehensive and standardi-
the Economist Intelligence Unit, the countries Chile, Peru,
zed evaluation on the possibilities that the region offers to
Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay provide the best entrepre-
women that are thinking about starting or make the
neurial environment for the women in Latin America and the
The index was based on five different areas that impact in the entrepreneurial spirit of women:
Risks in running a business: includes macroeconomic risks, safety and corruption.
Enterprise environment: comprehends the costs and regulatory requirements related to the creation of a company.
Access to financing: includes the availability and use of formal financial products by women.
Capacities and competences: focused on the academic achievements of the women and the availability of training resources in the group of necessary attitudes for the business activity.
Social services: pointed out to the availability of programs to support the families, such as childcare facilities.
The report also showed that Latin American and the
Colombia obtained the third place due to their well-developed
Caribbean have a relative high degree of opportunities to
programs on training for SME and for the general Access to
train and form women to run businesses.
university education for women.
More than 50% of the graduates of programs of tertiary
The other countries showed outstanding results in some of
education are women and more than a half of the analyzed
the five analyzed categories and, for example, El Salvador
countries offer access to business nets. However, in the
offers a great support to entrepreneurs, particularly through a
region, the women access to personal and business
favorable tax system. Likewise, in Mexico women have one of
credits is limited. In most of the analyzed countries, less
the best access levels to financing compared to the rest of
than a third part of the entrepreneurs have saved money in
a financial entity during the last year and the banks finance just around the 20% of their business needs.
At the same time, Brazil had a good score regarding the daily care and elderly care. Costa Rica, which obtained the sixth
BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
place, was the country from Central America best scored due
Chile had the highest score of the region thanks to their low
to their low levels of corporate risks for the business sector
level of macroeconomic risk, their initiatives on supplier
and the availability of programs on training and education for
diversities and social services offered.
businesswomen. And the eighth place was for Trinidad & Tobago that is the Caribbean country better scored due to the
The second place was for Peru, which has solid business
high level of training and good access to financing for
nets and programs on tech support to SMEs.
RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PROJECTS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY JULY 17TH AND 18TH - 2013, THE WINNERS OF THE METLIFE ENTREPRENEUR’S AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED IN THE JA WORLDWIDE FORUM AND AT THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT US.
A and the MetLife Foundation have joint together to
INJAZ Egypt, “INJAZ Egypt Adopt- A- School
recognize the best undertaking ideas designed to
identify, finance and promote the reproduction and adapta-
INJAZ al Magrib-Morocco , “Stock in Action
tion of the innovative programs developed by the member
countries of JA Worldwide.
JA Jamaica , “Junior Achievement Enhanced Youth Experience” ( JA EYE )
The 2013 winners of the MetLife Foundation “Sowing the
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania
seed of entrepreneurship” awards are:
(Pittsburgh , PA) , “JA Careers in Energy” Junior Achievement of San Diego County, JA
DESEM Young Entrepreneurs ( Uruguay ) “Our Neighborhood” Junior Achievement South-East Texas ( Houston , TX ) “Teacher Day” Junior Achievement Lincoln “High Impact for Junior Achievers” Junior Achievement Greater New Orleans
Entrepreneurial Convention - "Pitch Fest" Junior Achievement of Upper Midwest ( Minneapolis, MN), “JAUM STEM Enhancement Initiative” Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountains ( Denver, CO) Junior Achievement “Be Entrepreneurial” and the Carson J. Spencer Foundation "FIRE Within" program partnership
“Summer Career Development Conference for At-risk Teens” Junior Achievement Wisconsin “My Budget, My Blog” - JA Finance Park
Each JA operation that received the 2013 MetLife Foundation “Entrepreneurs” will receive $25,000 commemorative plaque of this important honor.
Each JA area that received the MetLife Foundation “Sowing the seed of entrepreneurship” award will receive $10,000.00 and a commemorative plaque of this important honor.
Congratulations to all the winners! At MetLife Foundation and JA we are proud of your leadership and efforts to inspire
The winners of the MetLife Foundation “Entrepreneurs”
and prepare young to be successful in the
OF ABILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
he 2013 project between JA and AT&T is focused on
same time to develop the social inter-personal interactions
skills for life, employability abilities, entrepreneur spirit
that are required to succeed at work, the importance of
and financial education for Young in countries and cities
team-work and the ability to become leaders.
where AT&T operates: Brazil, Hong Kong and Mexico. By focusing on high-school students from the selected Through the â€œSuccess Skillsâ€? program, JA intends for
countries, the program aims to reach approximately 1000
students to participate in challenging exercises to help
last year students from High-School by the end of the
them develop personal strategies, in activities of
implementation process in the three countries.
continuous learning and career opportunities, and at the
STUDENTS FROM ARGENTINA OBTAINED THE 1ST PLACE IN THE STEM INNOVATION CAMP, HOSTED BY JA EUROPE AND BLACKBERRY
n June 14 2013, the JAâ€™s regional office for Europe and
other in a virtual online final, where they showed their
BlackBerry announced the winner of their first online
informatics solutions for mobile devices in front of a panel of
competition in the STEM Innovation Camp. The final was the
judges from BlackBerry.
outcome of a 3 months process of national finals. Between the months of February and May, students aged between 15
A team of Argentinean students won the first prize for their
and 18 from different countries (Italy, Spain, Sweden, United
Project, an application that motivates and encourages
Arab Emirates, Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia,
people return to work or studies through games. The jury
Argentina, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India and China)
was impressed with the idea and the clear business
participated for one day of the national editions of the
oriented mindset that these young showed.
Innovation Camp STEM and chose their best teams. The winners of each national instance competed against each
THE INNOVATION CAMP IS AN INTENSE EXPERIENCE WHICH OBJECTIVE IS FOR TO STUDENTS TO WORK IN TEAMS AND FIND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO A SPECIFIC CHALLENGE FROM THE BUSINESS WORLD PRESENTED TO THEM.
LOOKING FOR A
STRONGER REGION J
A Américas and MasterCard developed a Project to build and strengthen the capacity of the Regional Operational Center (ROC) of JA Americas.
The main objectives of the ROC are:
Development of JA member countries to build a greater capacity in the region. Strengthen the JA’s affiliates ability to organize them, based on a Quality Management System supporting each JA’s operational Area: financials, fund raising, programs, volunteers, personnel, students and technology in the Americas region. Development of the Regional Council: build, feed and sustain a Regional Council that will develop the resources and long-term support relationships of JA Americas. Regional Fund for Fundraising and Administration: encourage regional founding partners to Support the establishment of the ROC and create regional educational initiatives, identify investigation and cultivate. To develop Public Relationships, events and communication strategies that will expand the vision of JA throughout Americas. Growth of students, programs and impact assessment scope.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AND CATERPILLAR SOW THE VALUES FOR THE YOUNG´S DEVELOPMENT
- JA TITAN
A and Caterpillar implemented different programs in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
Mexico and Panama to educate the young about work and opportunities to be successful.
- Personal Economics - JA Ecomomics - JA Company
In each of these places, different JA programs were carried out, among them:
- JA Be Entrepreneurial - JA Job Shadow day
Thanks to these initiatives and the support of 255 volunteers, 6205 students were benefitted in every participating country.
“I only have one word to express what we lived: spectacular. Junior´s project should be part of the studies plan of all public and private schools. It was amazing to see these young people participating in the quest for a better solution to the “problem” and think about the game strategies. Congratulations! I wish for Junior Achievement to be successful in all projects so they can continue trespassing information to the world”. Jefferson Fengler – Administrative Supervisor – Parana Equipment SA – PESA - BRAZIL
“The most important thing I learned was career planning, and that staying in school assures a better future”. "My favorite learning was understanding the importance of looking after money. It made me realize that it doesn´t come easily and for that reason, you cannot have all you want". Students´ testimonies - CANADA
CHILE BUILDS BRIDGES TOWARDS WORK AND TEACHES TO UNDERTAKE
n 2012, Chile started to implement the project “Building
At the same time, in El Maule, Coquimbo and Los Ríos
Bridges towards Work” financed by the Inter-American
regions, more than 190 JA programs were implemented,
Development Bank. This consists in providing to 8000
financed by Chile´s Economy Ministry for 8000 students
secondary students of 12 vulnerable schools from El Maule
from 17 vulnerable schools promoting the increase of
Region, tools to better face the work world. Through the
working abilities towards teamwork, self-esteem and life
application of 6 Junior Achievements programs, it is expec-
projections. For the initiative, 100 teachers, who delivered the
ted to achieve goals based on the training of more than 80
programs in their classrooms, were trained and more than
teachers and the participation of 70 volunteers during 2012
100 volunteers from local companies participated.
The young from JA Company prepared a fair to sell their products in the main squares of their cities.
2012-2013 INITIATIVES FROM JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONDURAS
n cycle 2012-2013, Junior Achievement Honduras
implemented during the school year 2013. It benefitted 1000
carried out big projects successfully. In mid-2013, the
students from tree cities of this country. At the same time,
1st Forum for Women was carried out with the main goal of
Women for Development program is in its pilot phase and
making teachers aware of the importance of promoting
positive responses were received from the women who
entrepreneurship among students.
showed interest in learning how to manage their family orchard as a business.
Likewise, for the fifth consecutive year and thanks to the support of Chevron, JAH made a new edition of the Oratory
Last but not least, within the frame of the Global Entrepreneu-
Contest: Texaco â€“ Road Safety a Perfect Combination where
rship Week 2013 and having been Honduras the site for the
more than 6000 students from the last year of public schools
4th Ibero-American Congress of Young Entrepreneurs in the
city of San Pedro Sula, JAH had the opportunity to bring two high-valued lecturers: Mr. Kevin Langley from US and Mr.
Among the JAH projects and thanks to the Support of the CSR
Darren Oldstad from Canada. The event gathered more than
Davivienda Department, a financial education material for
1500 visitors and representatives from 21 Latin American and
primary school students was adapted and it started to be
“WE KNOW THAT SAINT LUCIA WILL CONTINUE TO BE A LIGHTHOUSE IN THE REGION”
n January 2013, Leonardo Martellotto, Director of
At the same time, Martellotto expressed his appreciation
Operations at Junior Achievement America and the
and admiration for the great work performed by the Cham-
Caribbean, along with the Executive Director of Junior
ber of Commerce through the past years, stating: “we are
Achievement Barbados and Chief of Party (COP) for the
thankful that the Chamber of Commerce is still the most
Junior Achievement Programs for the Eastern Caribbean,
significant support for Junior Achievement Saint Lucia, and
Marsh Ann Clarke, made a courtesy visit to JA’s Operations
we want to thank you publicly for your partnership through
in Saint Lucia.
the years. We know that Saint Lucia will continue to be a
"This is a real historical moment for JA Saint Lucia, and as a
lighthouse in the region. I have a better understanding and
matter of fact for Junior Achievement in the region, and the
appreciation of some of the challenges that you have
funding provided by USAID will help to evaluate, develop
faced and it’s incredible to see everything you have done
and roll out the best practices for the sustainable develop-
despite of them”.
ment of Junior Achievement in Barbados and the OECS. JA Saint Lucia, under the direction of the Chamber of Commer-
In turn, the third annual SLU JA breakfast took place in
ce is a model that we are truly learning about. Saint Kitts &
March, with the slogan “Unlock the potential of our young”.
Nevis, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and Saint Lucia are
The objective of the symposium was to sensitize the
the beneficiaries of this prize” highlighted Marsha Strand,
winners of the 2012 edition of the Chamber of Commerce
and thanked the Chamber for its commitment and vision.
Award and the nominees, new members and media.
JA Americas recognizes St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and JA St. Lucia for its leadership in the Eastern Caribbean
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS - JA EL SALVADOR BOOSTS THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY TO KEEP TEENAGERS AWAY FROM VIOLENCE
his year Young Entrepreneurs El Salvador implemen-
self-esteem, ignorance towards a personal life project, and
ted a new long term project: “Empower the school
lack of knowledge on the right ways to find opportunities
community to keep teenagers away from violence”. This
initiative gave the opportunity for companies to participate, inspire and invest in the culture development of the
During a period of three years, the project´s goal is to increa-
empowerment of students from El Salvador. The purpose of
se the work with the young to help them develop abilities on
their participation in the activities generates commitment
employment, empowerment, as well as teach them about
as they made themselves aware of their contribution to
the importance of working on their own, access to scholar-
create a positive change.
ships and sustainable jobs. This will reach 8 municipalities of El Salvador and will benefit around 11000 students with
As an organization, they identified the reason why teenagers get involved in acts of violence and the most relevant ones were related to family disintegration, lack of positive role models, loss of values and school dropout; besides, low
the intention of building a better future for their community.
MOST RELEVANT EVENTS IN THE REGION JULY 2012 / JUNE 2013
FINDINEXA BRAZIL IFE MEXICO 5 days of interactivity that showed, one more time, what youth generated when they
have common objectives and a space to
13th edition of the Entrepreneurs
present their ideas, dream and make their
Forum Paraguay gathered 250
goals come true.
young people from different countries of South America.
1掳 WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWEREMENT MEETING | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Students and entrepreneurial leaders meeting, in an educational environment,
En el marco del programa Mujeres
to understand the challenges that arise
Emprendedoras se desarroll贸 este encuentro
in companies, develop in real time and
que cont贸 con la participaci贸n de todas
improve their abilities in a multinational
la oficinas de JA y entidades de microfinanzas
involucradas en el proyecto.
FEN ECUADOR 40
WOMEN FOR DEVELOPMENT FAIR IN PARAGUAY
COY CONTEST URUGUAY
Working women, from different activities and within
The best 20 teams from 13 countries participa-
the frame of the program WOMEN FOR DEVELOPMENT
ted in the biggest regional event of Junior
OF CITI FOUNDATION AND JA, between 18 and 65 years
Achievement: the COMPANY OF THE YEAR
old gathered to train themselves on how to manage
CONTESTcarried out in Montevideo, Uruguay.
their finances and to emotionally strengthen themselves to continue being an inspiring example to their families and communities.
DECEMBER 2012 FEBRUARY 2013
MAY 2013 APRIL 2013
IFE GUATEMALA Young from Central America, Mexico and Brazil participated in this regional event that it already has 14 years of successful stories.
IFE ARGENTINA Students from all Latin America gathered in an event, which turned 15, that definitely erases all geographical barriers.
Mercedes Isabel Putoy Sánchez
5 year | Administrative Assistant
5 year | President JA Jamaica
Ezequiel Ramón Pérez Lezama 5 year | Program Supervisor Paul Kester
RECOGNITION TO THE STAFF OF JA AMERICAS
5 year | Program Advisor
BOLIVIA Ruth Jalil 5 year | Director of Santa Cruz Office
HONDURAS Kelvin Andino 5 year | Program Assistant Ivonne Ramos 5 year | Program Assistant
MEXICO María Juana Vera García 5 year | Program Director Kenia Tamayo May 10 year | Program Coordinator
Carolina Fajardo 5 year | Coordinator of Education
BRAZIL VENEZUELA Vanessa Limardo 5 year | Education Coordinator Isabel Nova 5 year | Education Coordinator Ygbé Peña 5 year | Education Coordinator
Catarina Lutero 5 year | Executive Director Julliane Holanda 5 year | Executive Director Giovana Colle Cauduro 10 year | Network Manager Diego Ramires 10 year | Project Manager Laura Mariani
10 year | Executive Director
5 year | Program Coordinator
10 year | Executive Director Rosane Schereschewsky
10 year | Executive Director
5 year | Director, Development & Events
10 year | Network Manager
Fernando Loaiza Cubides
President Colombia Emprendedora
Óscar Valdivia González
Karla Matu Hernandez
Lorena Guadalupe Boldo Buaiz
Brunch Executive Director
Coordinator of Youth Entrepreneurs
Brunch Executive Director
GUATEMALA Thelma García
Dalila López de Ramírez
Alicia Ortiz Assistant
JA Americas Works
JA Banks in Action
JA Economics for Success
JA Be Entrepreneurial
JA Finance Park
JA Business Ethics
JA Global Marketplace
JA Career with a Purpose
JA It's My Business!
JA Company Program
JA Biz Kid$
JA More Than Money
Advantages of Staying at School
JA Finance Park
JA Exploring Economics
JA Biz Town
Environmental Entrepreneurs (AEMA)
JA Job Shadow Day JA Personal Finance
OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS
JA Success Skills Women for Development
JA Titan GLOBE
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Published on Jan 31, 2014