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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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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!


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


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


JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Spotlight

JA West MI Business Hall of Fame

JA West MI Business Hall of Fame

When: May 20, 2019
Where: Amway Grand Plaza
Time: Reception 6:15pm, Dinner and Program 7:15pm

Junior Achievement honors Business Hall of Fame Laureates for their leadership and success in business and community involvement.

The JA Business Hall of Fame is a black-tie (optional) event that provides Junior Achievement the opportunity to recognize our state's most respected leaders for their commitment to and investment in the community.

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. Through their actions and accomplishments, the Business Hall of Fame laureates provide inspiration for the next generation as they take the reins of leadership in the years to come.

Pebble Beach Raffle WINNERS

Pebble Beach Raffle WINNERS

When: May 6, 2019

2019 Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Golf Raffle Winners

Pebble Beach Grand Prize Winner                                         Dan Holbert   

Arcadia Bluffs                                                                         Mark Barnum

Clearbrook Country Club                                                        Matt Albin

Country Club of Lansing                                                          Don Offringa

Crystal Mountain – Betsie Valley                                           John Meyer    

Egypt Valley Country Club                                                      Tony Hurd                              

HawksHead Links                                                                    Scott Geerlings

Kent Country Club                                                                   John Tracy

Moors Golf Club                                                                      Mike Corby

Oak Pointe Country Club                                                        Matt Mahar                                       

Ravines Golf Club                                                                    Ryan Smeader            

St. Ives Golf Course                                                                 Rob Bondy

Stoatin Brae Golf Club                                                            Mark Barnum

Treetops Golf Club                                                                  Brian Dougal

Watermark Properties                                                            Kevin McAndrew                    

Wuskowhan Players Club                                                        Brandt Iden

Please contact Carrie Muterspaugh (616) 575-9080 ext. 2236 or carrie.muterspaugh@ja.org for questions or further details.

JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble

JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble

When: June 10, 2019
Where: Spring Lake Country Club
Time: 9 a.m Registration, 9:50 a.m. Opening Remarks, Shotgun start 10 a.m

The JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble is an exciting golf event that incorporates golf, prizes, food, and fundraising! At the 20th Annual JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble, you and your guests will play an 18-hole scramble, enjoy the provided lunch and dinner, have an opportunity to win prizes and participate in a silent auction.

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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