2022 JCI Lebanon CYE Program


Jessica Al Haber

Local organization

JCI Beirut

National organization



Jessica Al Haber


From February 19 to July 31, 2022


SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises) that sell an agri-food product or commodity that has creative, market-breaking qualities

Target population


Target avg age


People impacted


Sustainable Development Goal

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


1. Sustaining and rebuilding economies by supporting small, local businesses
2. Motivating the workforce through youth entrepreneurship
3. Preserving mental health and well-being


JCI gave National Organizations the opportunity to host their own JCI CYE Program to stimulate youth entrepreneurship in their countries.

The program helped JCI Lebanon in membership growth, brand awareness, and financial sustainability.

It gave opportunities for students and professionals to develop their ideas and businesses in the agri-food sector nationally, regionally, and internationally.


The JCI CYE Program is one of the main JCI Programs that are included in the 2022 JCI Plan of Action. It is a well-known fact that SMEs represent 90% of the country's businesses and employ 50% of the population. However, this sector is often overlooked and left without a voice, which if taken care of, can become a force that aids in the recovery of Lebanon’s economy after a long period of uncertainty.

This is where our enterprising leadership was summoned into action, whereby the 2022 JCI Lebanon CYE Program was created with those overlooked SMEs in mind. We conducted a market analysis and ended up deciding on agri-food SMEs. We realized that the agriculture sector is often the sector in which economies fall back on, and in a time were Lebanon is witnessing its worst inflation period to date, this is something that needs our utmost attention.

Participants of the 2022 JCI Lebanon CYE Program attended nine business-critical workshops that will be held throughout the last week of September and the first 10 days of October as follows:

Business Modeling and Success Factors for Small Businesses

Leading Yourself and Your Team for Better Results

Social Media Management

Content Strategy for Business

Product Development, Labeling, and Packaging


Legal Registration Laws and Processes

Certification and Legal Registration for Exporting

Build a Business or Grow One? What Is the Difference and How to Do It in a Better Way!

Four of these training will be provided by our partners, and the rest are going to be provided by past JCI Lebanon Presidents based on their fields of expertise.
In a nutshell, the 2022 JCI Lebanon CYE Program is built for young enterprising leaders to showcase their businesses and take them to the next level.


Looking at this past year, we should definitely get in contact with potential sponsors/partners much earlier on because communication with organizations can take a long time.

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