Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.
We give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential hands-on programs.

Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan serves the counties of Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren, along with the communities of Bellevue, Olivet, Otsego and Plainwell.