The Junior Entrepreneur Programme is an entrepreneurship skills programme that promotes teamwork, resilience, problem-solving and creativity. It is offered free to 5th and 6th classes in primary schools throughout the island of Ireland. The programme started in Kerry in 2010. JEP depends largely on volunteer work and the support of teachers, principals and parents. More than 100,000 children have participated since the programme was first launched. From modest beginnings, it has flourished to become the largest primary school entrepreneurship programme in Ireland. JEP is operated under license on the Island of Ireland by www.kudos.team.
JEP is delighted to continue its partnership with Enterprise Ireland and deliver the programme to primary schools throughout Ireland. JEP’s media partner is the national broadcaster Irish Independent, which supports JEP across TV, radio and online publications.
Critical to this success has been the way that Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs have embraced JEP. The programme has been underwritten by Kennelly Foundation since its inception and a host of Irish businesses have partnered with JEP in their respective county and provided support to schools and pupils.