At no time in recent history has the need for financial literacy and economic education been more evident. With the media constantly relaying stories of home foreclosures and savings lost, we are quickly reminded of the risks of poor personal financial management. These issues touch people of all walks of life, but leave the financially uneducated the most vulnerable.
Junior Achievement continues to be at the forefront of the fight for financial literacy. With over 50 years of experience, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, Inc. provides economic education for students of all economic levels through partnerships with educators and volunteers.
We are the passionate people behind a movement that seeks to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. JA programs continue through the middle grades and high school, focusing on the key content areas of entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.