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Endowment/ Jr. Achievement

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes
Our continued efforts to support, encourage and educate our communities youth has resulted in a collaboration with Junior Achievement and the “JA Economics for Success” program. “JA Economics for Success” provides practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student’s skills, interests, and values.

Students completing the program will be able to:
- Explore their skills, interests, values, and the world of work to make informed education, career, and life decisions.
- Develop their knowledge of personal finance so they can apply strong financial management skills regardless of their income.

Junior Achievement receives an annual endowment from the Economic Club of Grand Rapids to provide financial support to offer this Middle School program in Grand Rapids Public School. Our goal is to grow this endowment so more students and schools can participate. As all Junior Achievement programs are led by a community volunteer, Club members interested in volunteering can contact Bill Coderre, JA President at (616) 575-9080 ext 222 or bill.coderre@ja.org

The club also recognizes it speakers with a student sponsorship in their name of a local JA student. During the 2013-14 school year, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes reached over 61,000 local students.