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At Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

2018-2019 JA Free Enterprise Golf Invitational

2018-2019 JA Free Enterprise Golf Invitational

When: May 6, 2019
Where: Wuskowhan Players Club, West Olive
Time: TBA

The Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Golf Invitational at Wuskowhan Players Club is the highest quality golf outing we have to offer. It is a great way to support an outstanding organization and spend an afternoon with business leaders.

2018-2019 JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

2018-2019 JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

When: May 20, 2019
Where: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Time: TBA

The Junior Achievement West Michigan Business Hall of Fame event exists to honor prominent business leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to West Michigan, earned the respect of the local community, and called attention to the free enterprise system and its value to our community.

2018-2019 JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble

2018-2019 JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble

When: June 10, 2019
Where: Spring Lake Country Club, Spring Lake, MI
Time: TBA

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!

2018-2019 JA Movie Premiere

2018-2019 JA Movie Premiere

When: Saturday, November 24th 2018
Where: Multiple Locations - See Details
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to watch a movie and help students across Michigan? You can do both at JA's Fall Movie Premiere where we will be presenting Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

This is the bi-annual JA Movie Premiere. We will be showing Wreck-It 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet in three different locations.

Celebration! North: 2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Celebration! South: 1506 Eastport Dr, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Cinema Carousel: 4289 Grand Haven Rd, Muskegon, MI 49441

Registration starts 9 AM, movie starts 10 AM

2018-2019 JA Girls' Dream Fair (Lansing)

2018-2019 JA Girls' Dream Fair (Lansing)

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Time: TBD

The JA Girls' Dream Fair will inspire 300 eighth grade girls in the greater Lansing area (priority given to those who qualify for free or reduced lunch and may be first generation college graduates).  In a one day format, JA will introduce these girls to female mentors who work in STEM-related fields and show them exciting future possibilities.  As research suggests, this is crucial in increasing girls' pursuit of STEM careers. Guided by the JA It's My Future curriculum, girls will investigate, ask questions, and be inspired to consider STEM-based majors and careers in their futures.

2018-2019 JA Starmakers Breakfast

2018-2019 JA Starmakers Breakfast

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Time: TBD

Join us in celebration of our 50th anniversary while learning more about the programs that Junior Achievement offers in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. 

2018-2019 Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Night

2018-2019 Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Night

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Time: TBD

Junior Achievement would like to send our biggest thanks to all of our volunteers and teachers that continue to make our educational mission possible for the 2017-2018 school year. Without your help, we would be unable to teach kids about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness. Please join us to be honored for your hard work and dedication!

2018-2019 JA Girls' Dream Fair (Grand Rapids)

2018-2019 JA Girls' Dream Fair (Grand Rapids)

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Time: TBD

The JA Girls' Dream Fair will inspire 300 eighth grade girls in the greater Grand Rapids area (priority given to those who qualify for free or reduced lunch and may be first generation college graduates). In a one day format, JA will introduce these girls to female mentors who work in STEM-related fields and show them exciting future possibilities.  As research suggests, this is crucial in increasing girls' pursuit of STEM careers. Guided by the JA It's My Future curriculum, girls will investigate, ask questions, and be inspired to consider STEM-based majors and careers in their futures

2018-2019 JA Titan Challenge

2018-2019 JA Titan Challenge

When: Feb 27, 2019
Where: Davenport University
Time: TBD

Fuel the entrepreneur in you! The Titan Challenge is a day-long business strategy competition for high school students. Teams of three students work with a mentor from the business community to guide a fledgling company through the ups and downs of the market. The Titan Challenge draws on a number of skills each team member will need to become a meaningful contributor in tomorrow's workforce: creativity, finance, collaboration, strategy, leadership, and more.

Join Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes on Feb 27, 2019 for JA Titan Trivia. This is an adult fundraising event at Davenport University's Downtown Campus, 45 Ottawa Ave NE, Grand Rapids. Doors open at 5:00 pm and event starts at 6:00! 

There will be hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and a cash bar.

2018-2019 JA Girls' Dream Fair (Holland)

2018-2019 JA Girls' Dream Fair (Holland)

When: March, 2019
Where: TBD
Time: TBD

The JA Girls' Dream Fair will inspire 200 middle school girls in the greater Holland area (priority given to those who qualify for free or reduced lunch and may be first generation college graduates). In a one day format, JA will introduce these girls to female mentors who work in STEM-related fields and show them exciting future possibilities. As research suggests, this is crucial in increasing girls' pursuit of STEM careers. Guided by the JA It's My Future curriculum, girls will investigate, ask questions, and be inspired to consider STEM-based majors and careers in their futures.

2018-2019 JA Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs - Northwest Service Office

2018-2019 JA Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs - Northwest Service Office

When: TBD
Where: TBD
Time: TBD

Junior Achievement is pleased to announce its 6th annual Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs, which will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participation in the summit will inspire young people to build a foundation of skills, knowledge, and interest to help them own their economic success. All youth attending school in northern Michigan are encouraged to participate.

2018-2019 JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

2018-2019 JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

When: November 5th
Where: Westgate Bowl 4486 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Time: 6-8 PM

The Junior Achievement Bowling for Financial Literacy presents an opportunity for co-workers to build camaraderie and network with one another and other companies during a fun afternoon at the bowling lanes. 

  • "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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