About us

Junior Achievement Macedonia (JAM) was founded in October  2017. as one of 123 Members of Junior Achievement Worldwide (www.jaworldwide.org), which encourages and helps young people for future jobs. Through trainings, preparation for financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, creates employment pathways and creates new jobs. JA Macedonia is part of the Regional Operational Center in Europe – JA Europe http://www.jaeurope.org/.


Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy, by developing and implementing programs for entrepreneurial education and building partnerships between businesses and schools.


Inspired, active young people who apply innovative approaches and techniques in their school activities. To create a generation of young people, ready to face all challenges that the future workplace may give.


  • To prepare the young people for achieving success in global economy;
  • To help students to develop their skills such as teams work, leadership, presenting, planning and financial literacy,
  • To enable students to take responsibility for the success of their own company,
  • To encourage them to participate in workshops, innovation camps and trade fairs.
  • Reduce poverty, improve living standards, and increase and spread the wealth in the country.


  • Improving youth’s employment readiness, entrepreneurship skills, and financial literacy level;
  • Promotion of entrepreneurial and financial and economic literacy in different high schools in Macedonia
  • Developing partnerships with private sector and other educational organizations in order to spread the knowledge of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and workforce readiness;
  • Raising civic awareness;
  • Encouragement of philanthropic, entrepreneurial, and volunteering activities.

JA worldwide is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit organization devoted to promoting an understanding of the principles and values of entrepreneurship and the free market system by building partnerships between business, educational and governmental sectors. Junior Achievement programs are recognized by the European Commission as the best practice in entrepreneurial education.

Junior Achievement’s activities annually unite over 10 million students, 400,000 business volunteers/mentors, and 123 countries around the world.

We believe in the boundless potential of young people.

Junior Achievement Macedonia Alumni

Junior Achievement Macedonia Alumni is an initiative of young people who participated in the JAM entreprenuership programs, and who want to stay active in the JAM network. JAM Alumni club was founded in 2019 as informal group and so far 180 students have participated in its various activities.

JAM Alumni activities are financially supported by Junior Achievement Macedonia. The goal of the club is to bring together young people inspired by entrepreneurial experience in JA programmes and to enable its members to exchange experiences, increase their knowledge and further develop their skills and competencies.

As a result of the hard work and successfully realized events, Junior Achievement Macedonia Alumni has been awarded a Bronze Nation at the European level for three years in a row (2021,2022,2023).

JAM Alumni activities at national and European level mainly are:

  • “Inspiring stories from successful female entrepreneurs” – a series of events where a successful female leader shares her story from the early beginnings to reaching her most significant goals;
  • Coffee talks – informal coffee meeting with the members;
  • Online workshops – these workshops allow members to further develop and improve their entrepreneurship skills;
  • Game nighs – informal networking event which builds memebers teamworks;
  • International Peer-to-peer exchange – visit to the Alumni Club of Albania and the Alumni Club of Serbia, where members exchange their knowledge and experiences and implement plans for the future;
  • Volunteering for Junior Achievement Macedonia – members have the opportunity help JAM in preparation of various events such as Innovation camps, trainings and National Student Company Competition;
  • Networking activities – the club organizes various activities to bring the students together and get to know each other better during JAM events;
  • European Alumni Conference – annual gathering of members of European alumni clubs;
  • NCM– working meeting between national coordinators of European alumni clubs;

If you want to join and stay in touch with the organisation and give back, while further developing your leadership and entrepreneurship skills, please fill out the following questionnaire – https://forms.gle/D72RZDHEo3m42hTZ9 and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.