Our Mission

Our mission at JA is: to empower young people to own their own economic success.  Our volunteer delivered,K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.

In partnership with local businesses and educators, JA of the Michigan Edge, brings the real world to Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale county students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work.

How Does JA Make it Possible?  Fund-raisers such as the Grand Prix and the Crazy Bowl events, as well as individual and corporate contributions, make it possible for JA to provide interactive economic programs to area classrooms at no cost to local schools.