JA Worldwide | 100 Lives | Steven Wang | Rhodes Scholar

To commemorate JA’s 100th year in 2019, JA Worldwide is launching 100 Lives, profiles of JA alumni who are making a difference across the globe. Watch their inspiring journeys.


At 17, Steven Wang of Toronto, Canada, used his experience with JA to found Community Action by Youth, which empowered young people to address poverty and climate change. He served as a youth delegate to the United Nations and started a sustainable micro-finance project in Kenya. Today, he’s a Rhodes Scholar at Lincoln College in Oxford, England, earning a master’s in international relations.

“Junior Achievement was one of those first turning points,” Steven says, “where I realized there are ways to grow as a person and a leader.”

“I’m tremendously grateful [for JA,] and who knows where I would be today, if it weren’t for JA.”

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