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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

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Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan'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.
Why Junior Achievement?

Which Way To JA?

Corporate Donor

Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in North Central 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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Individual Donor

Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of North Central Michigan!


By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can 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 North Central Michigan!


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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Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your North Central Michigan school!


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Junior Achievement of North Central Michigan Spotlight

JA Mentor Circle Luncheon

JA Mentor Circle Luncheon

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Where: Horizons Conference Center
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Participants will start the day with informative sessions with Mentors that are industry leaders from the Great Lakes Bay Area.  They will finish the day with an inspiring presentation by Rebecca Barror and a networking Lunch & Learn with the Women in Leadership Great Lakes Bay members.

JA Titan Challenge

JA Titan Challenge

When: Friday, March 2, 2018
Where: Northwood University
Time: 8:30 Registration

The Titan Challenge is a student centered event that epitomizes JA's commitment to encouraging free-market competition and business knowledge.  The competitiion utilizes JA's pantented Titan business simulation program to connect teams of students from regional high schools against one another as directors of thier own virtual companies.  Students put into practice principals of business management and finance while making decisions about production, capital investment, marketing, research, development, charitable giving and even human resource management decisions.


Spring Business Hall of Fame

Spring Business Hall of Fame

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Where: SVSU, Curtiss Hall, Saginaw, MI
Time: 5:30 Cocktails 6:30 Program/Dinner

JA Business Hall of Fame inducts the top business and civic leaders in the area who have made enduring and outstanding contributions to the free enterprise system and enhanced the business and economic environment of the central Michigan area.  Join us to celebrate their accomplishments and welcome them into the prestigious Junior Achievement Hall of Fame.

  • "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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If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (989) 631-0162 or email us!