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Junior Achievement

Inspire and prepare young people to succeed

Junior Achievement Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes provides several ways that you can get involved whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of a business looking to help us expand the reach of our mission.


In-person or Virtual you can Volunteer with Junior Achievement and make a profound difference in the youth of our community.

Volunteers, begin here

Schools and Parents

Junior Achievement provides activities, guides, thought leadership and lots of additional resources to support learning.

Schools and Parents, begin here


Junior Achievement partners with corporations and individuals to fund the programs that are delivered to our local students.

Partners, begin here

JA of Michigan Great Lakes Spotlight

A volunteer working with students

JA In A Day

  Where: In a school classroom in our community
 Time Investment: Just one day

This experience uses the same JA programs as the traditional method, but it's condensed into a single day for a high-impact experience! Perfect for the volunteer who can take just a day away from work.

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JA In A Day
View the details for Breakfast in JA BizTown

Breakfast in JA BizTown

  Where: Huizenga Family JA Free Enterprise Center
 When: TBD

Join us at one of our upcoming breakfasts to learn about how your business can be a part of impacting thousands of students every year! You'll get a tour of the facility and learn about how students will get an immersive experience with your company's brand while impacting the live of students in our community.

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Breakfast in JA BizTown
View the details for JA Girls' Dream Fair

JA Girls' Dream Fair

  Where: Huizenga Family JA Free Enterprise Center
 When: Thursday, March 09, 2023 9:00 AM

The JA Girls' Dream Fair will inspire hundreds of seventh and eighth grade girls in West Michigan.

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JA Girls' Dream Fair
Read the Skills for a New Startup Era

Skills for a New Startup Era

“The Great Resignation” is fueling the boom in small business as more Americans leave their jobs and careers and strike out on their own. The next generation also feels this sentiment, with research by Junior Achievement and The Hartford showing that 60 percent of teens would prefer to start a business over having a traditional job.

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Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes.

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