Press Releases

JA of the Michigan Great Lakes Recognizes Perrigo for their Contribution to the JA Free Enterprise Center

 Monday, 13 Sep 2021

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (JAMGL) is pleased to recognize the Perrigo Company and the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation for their gift to the capital campaign to create the JA Free Enterprise Center for students from across the region. Perrigo donated $200,000 to the project to support capital needs and scholarships for area students from Allegan, Kent and Ottawa Counties to visit and learn at the facility....

Money talk in the classroom

 Thursday, 20 May 2021

Volunteers with the Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes program teach kids the value of money, and how to become financially independent....

Greenville students are winners at JA Pitch Day competition

 Monday, 17 May 2021

“The junior achievement pop-up program provided a unique experience for my students to open their own temporary business,” Greenville High School teacher, Kelly Roney said....

Banker uses position to teach kids about finances

 Friday, 14 May 2021

One United Bank of Michigan employee is on a mission to ensure children understand the value of money before they grow older....

JA Announces Titan Business Challenge Winners

 Friday, 30 Apr 2021

High school students from across West Michigan competed in the Junior Achievement Titan Challenge on April 30th....

Keynote speakers announced for the JA Passport to STEM: A Virtual Experience

 Thursday, 29 Apr 2021

Career Exploration event to impact over 1,000 students...

Pfizer scientist leads virtual fair encouraging STEM studies for children

 Friday, 26 Mar 2021

With science and technology booming in West Michigan, including the development of two COVID-19 vaccines in Portage and Grand Rapids, students and kids have a chance to get a leg-up on in-demand science and tech careers from their virtual classrooms....

JA of the Michigan Great Lakes surpasses $10 Million Fundraising Milestone Towards Building Futures Inspiring Dreams campaign

 Friday, 12 Mar 2021

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (JAMGL) recently achieved another fundraising milestone in its quest to reach its $12.95 million goal to complete the Building Futures…Inspiring Dreams blended campaign which includes the establishment of the JA Free Enterprise Center in Grand Rapids....

Junior Achievement to Release Free Resource to Help Teens Understand Financial Impact of COVID-19

 Friday, 12 Mar 2021

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes (JAMGL) is releasing a free resource for teens titled Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19....

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes Honors Long-time Volunteer

 Monday, 01 Feb 2021

“While JA touts a proven curriculum and materials, the key connection for our students is with our volunteers and their delivery of our programs.”...

Junior Achievement recognizes lead donors for Grand Rapids center

 Friday, 04 Dec 2020

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes is recognizing three early lead donors who gave $1 million each to the capital campaign for building the Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Center for students in the region....

JA and CNBC to Host a “Summit for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow” on December 8

 Thursday, 03 Dec 2020

CNBC Event to Include Participation from Two Local West Michigan Students...

Junior Achievement breaks ground on Grand Rapids Center

 Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020

Over 20,000 students from across West Michigan are expected to visit the center each year....

JA career speaker series released to inspire teens about possible Michigan careers

 Monday, 04 May 2020

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes is releasing a free video resource for teens to keep them inspired about their futures during this unprecedented time....

JA and CNBC to Host “Tomorrows Are More Important Than Ever: A Virtual Town Hall for America’s Teens”

 Monday, 20 Apr 2020

CNBC Event to Include Participation from local West Michigan Student....

Survey Finds Teens and Young Adults Continue Putting off Career Decisions as They Progress from High School to College (COPY_1591205980586)

 Monday, 20 Apr 2020

Research from Junior Achievement USA and The Hartford shows students struggle with career choices well into their college career...

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