JCI intends to defend and support entrepreneurship. Likewise, JCI is willing to foster camaraderie and networking through business leadership around the world for young people between the ages of 18 and 40.
In 2005, JCI originally launched JCI CYEA (JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards) because we strongly believe young entrepreneurs make a difference. As young active citizens, they not only have good ideas, but also the will to turn them into reality. They use their new thinking and hard work to create positive change, bring new concepts and products to market and create jobs and wealth. This program targets young entrepreneurs nationwide. JCI provides a platform where young people can learn, discover and share their initiatives or projects to enhance entrepreneurship towards better societal and economic prospects.