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For the first time in our 100-year history, JA will host a global youth event. Built on more than three decades of success hosting annual FIE student-entrepreneurship events in the JA Americas region, the JA Global Youth Forum will bring together young people (ages 16–21) from around the world for a week of world-class keynote speakers, alumni panels, entrepreneurship workshops, business competitions, recreational activities, team-building activities, and more. The program will not only inspire participants but also empower and prepare them for their future careers and endeavors. Additional activities and training for teachers, chaperones, JA staff, board members, and other non-student attendees will keep all participants engaged. 

Watch, below, as JA Worldwide CEO, Asheesh Advani, shares the thinking behind turning FIE into the JA Global Youth Forum.

Attendance and Activities

  • JA Mexico’s 33 years of experience handling events of this magnitude guarantees a successful forum.
  • The forum will be the first event in the 18-month-long JA Centennial celebration.
  • We expect 700 participants: 600 students, plus chaperones, JA staff, and board members.
  • Our target is to have representation from at least 50 countries, from all corners of the globe.
  • The agenda will include 50+ entrepreneurship activities, with at least one business competition each day.
  • An impact assessment will be performed during the week by a professional assessment team.

FAQs

What is the JA Global Youth Forum?

The JA Global Youth Forum will bring together young people (ages 16-21) from around the world for a week of world-class keynote speakers, alumni panels, entrepreneurship workshops, business competitions, recreational activities, team-building activities, and more. The program will not only inspire participants but also empower and prepare them for their future careers and endeavors. Additional activities and training for teachers, chaperones, JA staff, board members, and other non-student attendees will keep all participants engaged.

Who is invited to the JA Global Youth Forum?

Any young person, ages 16-21, is welcome! Current JA students, JA alumni, and non-JA youth are also encouraged to attend, as there will be something for everyone at this event.

When is the JA Global Youth Forum?

July 8-13, 2018. The JA Global Youth Forum will be the kick-off event in the global celebration of JA's centennial celebration, which begins July 1, 2018 and runs through December 31, 2019.

Where is the JA Global Youth Forum?

Hacienda Cocoyoc, Morelos, Mexico (learn more and see photos on Hacienda Cocoyoc's website).

How much does the JA Global Youth Forum cost?

The JA Global Youth Forum will cost US$420/person, which includes accommodations, meals (from lunch on July 8 through breakfast on July 13), transportation to/from México City International Airport, and all activities during the forum. Airfare is separate. If students decide to stay extra nights in México City, those nights and additional meals will not be included, but we will be working to negotiate special rates at México City hotels with easy access to popular tourist sites, in case this option interests you.

How do I register for the JA Global Youth Forum?

Registration is open.

Are scholarships available for the JA Global Youth Forum?

We are actively working on creating scholarships for young people who would like to attend. More information will be sent to the JA network and shared on this webpage in February 2018.

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For additional information, contact [email protected].