Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
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.
Which Way To JA?
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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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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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
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
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
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
JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble
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 reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."