Adopt a class, grade or school to help young people prepare for the future of work, develop financial independence and cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset.
Why Adopt a School?

According to Statistics Canada, Canadians now owe $1.77 for every dollar they have to spend and as many as half of all Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque. As a result of the global pandemic, now more than ever young people are faced with an increased number of financial obstacles.

With your help, we can provide more B.C. youth with access to important work readiness, financial health and entrepreneurship education programs.

How it Works

Partners help us identify new schools, vulnerable groups, or educators who haven’t had a chance to try one of our life-changing programs. You also have options to enhance impact in classrooms as well as guest speaking opportunities.

We know you care about economic opportunities for youth and supporting the wellbeing of your local community. We will work with you to identify the right program and school aligned with your interests.

To start the process to adopt your very own school, grade or class, follow these steps:
1. Select the age group and focus area you would like to adopt.

All students in Grades 4 to 12 are able to participate in the programs free of charge.

JA’s focus areas are:

2. Select an adoption level
Adopt a School

(Equivalent to 3-5 programs at different grade levels)

Adopt a Grade

(Equivalent to 2-3 programs)

Adopt a Class $1,500

For a customized gift, please contact us.  

3. Contact us

To discuss your preferences and finalize the adoption, please contact: Director, Corporate Relations

Please allow for 8-12 weeks to set up a program delivery.

“I learned some new words like entrepreneur, advertising, interest, savings account and withdrawal. I also learned how to plan a business and it’s really hard if you don’t have money to start one. You also have to think if your business will earn or not, if it’s useful or will benefit the consumers.”
“It will help me by learning how to be an entrepreneur and how to start a business properly. It will help me in the future to make money for myself and my family. I can get rich hopefully.”
“I learned that it is hard to earn money so I have to manage and spend it wisely. I also learned that if I want to start a business, I have to be a trustworthy borrower. Banks can lend money to people to start a business or make their business even bigger.”

Thank you to our generous 2022-23 Adopt a School donors

Pankaj and Rita Agarwal


Fred Withers & Dr. Kathy Jones

Holland Family Charitable Foundation

Virginia, Bridget, Sheryl & Keith Spencer


Amanda Warren

BPS Wealth Management

Tracey McVicar