After sweating it out on track or trail, and paying entry for the JumpStart Challenge, you might ask “what’s in my goodie bag?” Yet we know you entered the JumpStart Challenge to change a life!  

Youth unemployment is at a staggering 63% in South Africa; and 9.4 million youth are currently not in employment, education or training*.  

That’s why your ‘goodie bag’ is filled with love – and the satisfaction that you’re empowering youth through Mr Price Foundation’s JumpStart programme.  Your medal is a virtual one – but the good you’ll do is real!

Since 2007, JumpStart has impacted the lives of thousands of youth through skills development. It bridges the gap between school or tertiary education and the working world; and links youth to career opportunities.  

That’s a far greater reward than you’ll find in any goodie bag. 

Thandolwethu MsweliOne of our JumpStart 2021 graduates is Thandolwethu Msweli. A self-motivated young woman, she knows the importance of pushing hard to achieve your goals. 

Kubamba ezingelayoin isiZulu means ‘Opportunities won’t come to you. You have to get out there and look for them’,” says Thandolwethu.

The JumpStart Challenge is your opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty and inequality in our beautiful country.  

Thank you for embracing that opportunity.

#JustStart #JumpStartChallenge 

*An estimated 9.4 million youth aged 15 to 34 are not in employment, education or training, according to Stats SA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey Quarter 3: 2021. 


CAPTION: Former JumpStart SPAR bakery graduates celebrate new skills and new beginnings, thanks to the JumpStart programme. © Mr Price Foundation  / Pierre Tostee