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JA of Southwest Michigan

Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success

How you can get started

Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan 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

Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan Spotlight

View the details for Play4JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

Play4JA Bowling for Financial Literacy

  Where: Revel and Roll West
 When: Friday, March 10, 2023 6:00 PM

A party with a purpose! Raise money to support local JA programs, win prizes, and more!

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Play4JA Bowling for Financial Literacy
View the details for 2023 Annual Golf Scramble

2023 Annual Golf Scramble

  Where: Gull Lake View - East
 When: Thursday, May 18, 2023 9:00 AM

The JA of Southwest Michigan Golf Scramble is an exciting golf event that incorporates golf, prizes, food and fundraising!

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2023 Annual Golf Scramble
Read the Why JA? And Why Now? Financial Literacy as a Foundation for a Better Life

Why JA? And Why Now? Financial Literacy as a Foundation for a Better Life

At Junior Achievement, we view financial literacy as “the other literacy.” Just like reading or writing, we all deal with money on a near daily basis. Junior Achievement employs a pathways approach to teaching financial literacy to young people. By “pathways,” we mean that JA programs are designed to engage students on the subject over multiple grades, from their first days in kindergarten, throughout their K-12 years, preparing them for the transition to post-secondary education or work.

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Read the JA Helps Build Career Paths

JA Helps Build Career Paths

JA’s impact is broad and the results are real. 56% of JA alumni say they are currently in a career or job or have worked in a similar position, to their JA volunteer. In this case, it led Michael Crome to becoming the CFO of the Las Vegas Raiders.

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