About JA :: Who We Are

JA Trinidad and Tobago (JATT) is a non-profit organisation developed in 1970 to prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. It is the first Member Nation of JA Worldwide to begin operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.


JATT is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is funded through contributions from various local businesses and international charitable foundations.


JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.


Since its inception, JATT has contributed to the development of more than 135,000 young people. For the academic year 2011-2012, JA programs were delivered to 13,534 students from 50 primary and 45 secondary schools through the use of our new flagship program, entitled Education with a Purpose: From Student to World Class Citizen. For more information on this program, please click here


For the academic year 2012-2013, the program will be expanded to over 15,000 students from 75 primary and 50 secondary schools through our Featured Sponsors, bpTT and ArcelorMittal.