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Changing the Lives of Young People

Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. Preparation involves our proven lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.

Empowering the Next Generation

Junior Achievement’s proven lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship are shown to positively impact the lives of young people. These lessons align with national and state educational standards and are delivered to millions of students across the country with the help of our education partners and volunteers from the local community.

Research shows that JA Alumni are more likely to have a college degree, feel confident managing money, have career success, and have started a business as an adult.

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Empowering the Next Generation




Young people need us now more than ever.
JA allows our youth opportunities to experience a variety of programs that help develop and expand the mind to what is possible.

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2022 Celebration of Achievement Sponsorships

2022 Celebration of Achievement Sponsorships

Sponsorship Opportunity

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2022 On the Course for Education Sponsorship

2022 On the Course for Education Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunity

Co-workers, friends & family—anyone who loves to golf and wants to make a difference in the education of our youth. Junior Achievement programs teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career development to hundreds of young people yearly.

The proceeds of this golf outing help prepare our young people to make informed decisions about their futures.

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Junior Achievement: 100 Years | 100% Ready

Donor Opportunity

Junior Achievement has provided volunteer-delivered mentorship in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness to over 112 million students since we were founded in 1919. Click below to learn more about the obstacles that today's youth face when entering the workforce.

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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge Team


Our staff is committed to making your experience working with us absolutely the best!

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Meet the passionate and committed team that is working hard to empower our youth.

JA Leadership


Our Board Members includes the finest business and individual leaders in our community.

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We at Junior Achievement are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias that promotes greater economic opportunity and equity. Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers, educators, staff, and other partners and stakeholders, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic.

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

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