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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!

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!
 

59,186
STUDENTS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017
2,316
CLASSES LOCALLY
2016-2017
1,427
VOLUNTEERS LOCALLY
2016-2017
269
SCHOOLS reached LOCALLY
2016-2017

JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Spotlight

JA LAKESHORE GOLF SCRAMBLE

JA LAKESHORE GOLF SCRAMBLE

When: Monday, June 11, 2018
Where: Spring Lake Country Club
Time: Shotgun starts at 10:00 AM

Come support Junior Achievement along West Michigan's Lakeshore by hitting the greens and enjoying a fun afternoon complete with lunch, silent auction and raffle prizes!

2018 Pebble Beach Raffle WINNERS

2018 Pebble Beach Raffle WINNERS

Pebble Beach Grand Prize Winner       Don Offringa

Arcadia Bluffs                                            Matt Christensen

BOYNE Golf                                                 Ben Krombeen

Crystal Mountain-Betsie Valley            Dan Distin

Egypt Valley Country Club                      Brad Haverkamp

The Jewel - Mackinac Island                   Chad Hines

Kent Country Club                                     Terry Schoen

Macatawa Legends                                   Mike Sleva

Pilgrim's Run Golf Club                            Tom Manikowski

Ravines Golf Club                                      Peter Beukema

St. Ives Golf Course                                   Constance Deneweth

Watermark Properties                             Staton Lorenz

Wuskowhan                                                Bill Brennan

2017-2018 JA Movie Premiere

2017-2018 JA Movie Premiere

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Where: Celebration Cinema North - 2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Celebration Cinema South - 1506 Eastport Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 Cinema Carousel - 4289 Grand Haven Rd, Muskegon, MI 49441
Time: 9:15 am - 12 noon

JA adds to the excitement of going to the movies by adding different activities including raffles, door prizes, and trivia. The ticket price is all inclusive of the movie, popcorn, soda, and special activities.

Schedule:

  • 9:15 am - Registration
  • 9:45 am - Raffle Prizes
  • 10:00 am - Movie

  • "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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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (616) 575-9080 or email us!