JA Events - Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

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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!

JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

When: Spring 2018
Where: Multiple Locations
Time: TBD

The JA Bowling for Financial Literacy event is a great way to get employees in your organization together for a fun time while raising funds to help Junior Achievement reach more students in our community!

JA Movie Premiere

JA Movie Premiere

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Where: Multiple Locations - See Details
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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 Coco.

This is the bi-annual JA Movie Premiere. We will be showing Coco in three different locations, and each location will have raffles, door prizes, and trivia events.

JA Starmakers Breakfast

JA Starmakers Breakfast

When: November 28, 2017
Where: Crowne Plaza, Lansing
Time: 7:30am

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

JA Girls Dream Fair (Lansing)

JA Girls Dream Fair (Lansing)

When: December 8, 2017
Where: Lansing Community College, West Campus
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

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.

JA Girls Dream Fair (Yanfeng)

JA Girls Dream Fair (Yanfeng)

When: March 27, 2018
Where: Yanfeng Automotive, Holland, MI
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

The JA Girls Dream Fair will inspire 300 eighth grade 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.

JA Girls Dream Fair (Spectrum Health Hospital)

JA Girls Dream Fair (Spectrum Health Hospital)

When: February 13, 2018
Where: Spectrum Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

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.

JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

When: February 2018
Where: Lansing, MI
Time: TBD

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. 

JA Titan Challenge

JA Titan Challenge

When: February 28th, 2018
Where: Davenport University
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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 Thursday, February 28th  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 Lakeshore Golf Scramble

JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble

When: June 11, 2018
Where: Spring Lake Country Club, Spring Lake, MI
Time: TBD

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!

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Volunteer Appreciation Night

When: June 2018
Where: Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park
Time: 7:05pm

Junior Achievement would like to send our biggest thanks to all of our volunteers and teachers that made our 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.

JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

When: May 21, 2018
Where: Amway Grand Plaza
Time: TBD

Join us as we honor both old and new members to the JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame! The JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame event was created to honor prominent business leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in West Michigan, earned the respect of the local community, and called attention to the free enterprise system and its value to our community.

Free Enterprise Golf Invitational

Free Enterprise Golf Invitational

When: May 7, 2018
Where: Wuskowhan Players Club
Time: TBD

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.

JA Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs - Northwest Service Office

JA Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs - Northwest Service Office

When: February 2018
Where: Traverse City, MI
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Junior Achievement of Northwest Michigan is pleased to announce its 6th annual Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs, scheduled to take place in February 2018.  Participation in the summit will help students become financially literate, prepare for the world of work, and become knowledgeable about entrepreneurial thinking and opportunities  in business settings.

JA Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs - Northern Service Office

JA Youth Summit for Future Entrepreneurs - Northern Service Office

When: March 14, 2018
Where: North Central Michigan College
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Participation in the summit will help students become financially literate, prepare for the world of work, and become knowledgeable about entrepreneurship opportunities and entrepreneurial thinking in business settings.

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