JA Worldwide, one of the world's largest youth-serving non-government organizations, has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. JA Worldwide has been preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship in over 100 countries for more than 100 years.
The local chapter, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, has been helping K-12 youth throughout the region since 1996. Its proven lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship are shown to positively impact the lives of young people.
"The Nobel Peace Prize is perhaps the world's most prestigious honor, and we are thrilled that the important work of JA Worldwide has been recognized and proud of our association with it and the impact our financial literacy mission can make for youth," said Michelle Jackson, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. "It truly is an honor to even receive a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and JA Worldwide is so deserving for its work in improving the lives of millions of children."
Asheesh Advani, CEO of JA Worldwide, shared his perspective in response to the nomination: “Peace is only possible when youth in all countries and regions have economic empowerment. JA Worldwide is honored to receive this nomination and will continue our work to enable all young people to have the skillset and mindset to build thriving communities. Our primary hope for solving the world’s most complex problems rests in the young people of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow.”
The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded in October by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.