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JA of Michigan Great Lakes Events

At JA of Michigan Great Lakes, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

February 2021

Happening Now!

Where: Virtual

Be a featured JA Impact! Story of the Month by submitting a short video talking about how JA has impacted your life.

October 2022


JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame

When: Monday, October 24, 2022
Where: Frederick Meijer Gardens
Time: 6:15 PM ET

Every year, Junior Achievement chooses and inducts laureates into the JA West Michigan Business Hall of Fame, honoring them for their leadership and success in business and community involvement.


June 2022


JA Movie Premiere

When: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Where: Celebration Cinema North
Time: 9:00 AM ET

JA Movie Premiere is a family fundraising event (Spring and Fall). The majority of the tickets go to kids in low-income schools and to our charity partners. Kids get to bring their entire families and see a movie while enjoying popcorn and other treats! Students and their families leave with smiles, having spent half a day with the people they love, having a great time.


JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble

When: Monday, June 06, 2022
Where: Muskegon Country Club
Time: 9:00 AM ET

The JA Lakeshore Golf Scramble is an exciting golf event that incorporates golf, prizes, food, and fundraising.


Where: Huizenga Family JA Free Enterprise Center, 4090 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Time: 6:30 PM ET

The JA Free Enterprise Center Opening Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the future of JA.

May 2022


Where: Wuskowhan Players Club
Time: 8:00 AM ET

2022 winners announced!


JA Girls' Dream Fair

When: Friday, May 13, 2022
Where: JA Free Enterprise Center
Time: 9:00 AM ET

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


JA Pitch Day

When: Friday, May 06, 2022
Where: Virtual
Time: 9:00 AM ET

JA Pitch Day is a competition where qualified student teams who participated in a JA Company Program will pitch their business plans. Chosen judges will vote to pick the winner and students receive a prize.

April 2022


JAMGL Titan Business Challenge

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Where: JA Free Enterprise Center
Time: 9:00 AM ET

The Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge is a local student competition held in April, with an Online Auction leading up to the event. Most importantly, it is a business strategy tournament using the JA Titan program - an online business manufacturing simulation program.

March 2022


JA 90's Trivia Night

When: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Where: JA Free Enterprise Center
Time: 5:00 PM ET

Break out the slap bracelets, it's time to put your '90s trivia to the test!

February 2022


Where: Live Webinar
Time: 9:15 AM ET

A chance for middle and high school students to learn about entrepreneurship from 16-year-old CEO Alina Morse of Zolli Candy!

November 2021


Where: Online Event

Make your Holiday shopping easy! All proceeds go to Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes.


JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

When: Monday, November 01, 2021
Where: Westgate Bowl
Time: 5:00 PM CT

JA Bowling for Financial Literacy is a party with a purpose, to help local students by providing financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programming!

July 2021


Where: Virtual Run

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.

May 2021


Where: Wuskowhan Players Club

JA is pleased to announce that the JA Free Enterprise Golf Invitational has been converted to the JA Be a Wuskowhan Players Club Member for a day!

March 2021


Where: Virtual

We have worked with educators and our corporate partners to make online programming and the career speaker series available online teachers, parents and kids.


Where: Your neighborhood!

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