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BE APART OF THE FIRST JA VIRTUAL 5K AND BE A #JASUPERHERO!

Because of our students being sent home from school due to COVID-19, we wanted to create an event that brought our community back together.

The Virtual 5K is meant to keep us connected with a common cause of raising support for K-12 Work Readiness, Financial Literacy, & Entrepreneurship Programs!

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Junior Achievement

TOMORROWS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Today is uncertain with schools closing. But tomorrow represents hopes and dreams with Junior Achievement's newly released online educational materials.

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JA of the Michigan Great Lakes's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

 

Why Junior Achievement?

JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:

  • 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
  • 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
  • 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
  • 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Michigan by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.

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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of the Michigan Great Lakes!

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER

By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of the Michigan Great Lakes!

EDUCATOR

Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS

Not an educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your local school!
 

69,014
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2018-2019
2,820
CLASSES LOCALLY
2018-2019
1,734
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2018-2019
328
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2018-2019

JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Spotlight

JA Virtual 5K

JA Virtual 5K

When: July 1st - August 31st, 2020
Where: Virtual! Wherever you can run.
Time: Anytime, anyplace!

Be apart of the first Virtual 5K hosted by Junior Achievement! In response to COVID-19, we wanted to keep our communities together for the cause by hosting a virtual 5K! Registration is open from July 1st to August 31st. T-shirt, commemorative medal, and bib included in your registration.

JA Golf Scramble Online Auction

JA Golf Scramble Online Auction

When: June 15 - June 29, 2020
Where: Online Auction

2020 Golf Scramble Online Auction

BIDDING HAS ENDED!

JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

When: Monday, October 26, 2020
Where: Amway Grand Plaza
Time: 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The JA Business Hall of Fame laureates are part of a league of outstanding individuals who have made legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • "This is great, it fits my curriculum plan perfectly."

    First grade teacher using the online version of JA's Traditional Curriculum
  • "The JA online programming is a success. After his first lesson, my kindergartener has been talking about good and bad choices all afternoon."

    Parent of student using newly released Online Programming
  • "I like to do this type of school work."

    Middle school student using newly released Online Programming
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    Junior Achievement Student

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