Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

JA DEI Commitment and Sponsors

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Junior Achievement has a history of positive impact on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access.

Junior Achievement is the recognized leader in "empowering young people to own their economic success®" through volunteer-led, experiential learning. We are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers and potential staff regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.

For over 100 years, Junior Achievement (JA) has provided young people with the relevant skills and confidence to pursue their own vision of economic success.

JA is working to provide economic justice through equal opportunity in free enterprise and JA Alumni of all ethnicities contribute to economic growth.

We are grateful for those who have already chosen to invest directly in JA of the Michigan Great Lakes' work in providing equal opportunity.

Diversity Statistics

If you are interested in hearing more about and/or investing in JA's work in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access, please contact Jay Ediger: (616)575-9080 ext. 2277 or jay.ediger@ja.org.


JA of Michigan Great Lakes Spotlight

JA Free Enterprise Center

The 35,000-square-foot Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Center at 4090 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, will serve both as the regional staff headquarters and will house three experiential labs for students across West Michigan: Fox Family JA BizTown, Karl & Susan Hascall JA Finance Park, and the Haworth JA Entrepreneurship Incubator.

View the details for JA 5K VIRTUAL RUN


  Where: Virtual Run
 When: Thursday, July 01, 2021 8:00 AM

Welcome to the 2nd Annual JA Virtual 5K Run! Join in on the fun while supporting a local mission to raise funds for Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, & Entrepreneurship K-12 programs.

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JA Program Inclusion Sponsor

Logo for Cinnaire

JA Event Inclusion Sponsor

Logo for X-Rite

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

JA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes

Your donation to Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes will directly impact the lives of youth right here in West Michigan.


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