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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes EVENTS
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!
JA Girls' Dream Fair: A STEM Experience
The JA Girls' Dream Fair will inspire 300 eighth grade girls in the greater Lansing area (priority is 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.
Grand Rapids: February 12, 2019 @ Spectrum Health
Holland: March 19, 2019 @ Yanfeng
Lansing: March 21, 2019 @ Don Johnson Fieldhouse
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek: April 26, 2019 @ Haworth College of Business
2018-2019 JA Titan Business Challenge
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. This event happens Feb 27, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Davenport Student Center
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.
JA 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.
JA Pitch Day
JA Pitch Day is a competition where qualified student teams who participated in a 2018-2019 JA Company Program from the Michigan Great Lakes region will be pitching their business plans to local entrepreneurs and business professionals. These select students have worked diligently alongside their peers, dedicated volunteers and educators for an entire semester to ensure they successfully transformed a need within their community into a product or service.
JA Bowling For Financial Literacy: Holland
The Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon 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.
This night not only provides networking opportunities bit it raises funds to provide curriculum to local students in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education. The Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon is a great time and a vital fundraiser!
This year's theme is Movies! Come dressed as characters from your team's favorite movie and hopefully win some prizes while you're at it.
JA Movie Premiere: Spring
Do you want to watch a movie and help students across Michigan? You can do both at JA's Spring Movie Premiere where we will be presenting Toy Story 4.
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
Free Enterprise Golf Invitational & Pebble Beach Raffle
The Free Enterprise Golf Invitational is a prestigious golf outing in which guests get to spend an afternoon with business leaders.
JA West Michigan 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.
"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."