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Making A Difference: Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan goes virtual

24 Hour, 90 Day Virtual Career Showcase
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Posted at 5:16 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 17:49:16-05

(WXYZ) — The pandemic has invaded our lives and changed it in so many ways, too many to mention. Students across the state of Michigan have been robbed of the chances many of us had growing up, like opportunities to help them choose a career path for the future.

So, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan and dozens of companies and entrepreneurs have teamed up to do something groundbreaking about it.

It’s the Junior Achievement Inspire Program, a 24 hour, 90 Day Virtual Career Showcase! It starts in March and there is still time to get involved.

“It’s important for organizations to acknowledge their future employees and also customers are not getting opportunities today to see the vast careers that are available locally within our market,” says Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan’s President and CEO, Jason Lee.

It is vital for our young people to be engaged.

“The program is absolutely free for children, the school systems, parents, and youth service community-based organizations. We already have over 15,000 young people signed up for the JA Inspire Program and we have the capacity to have more. I’m very appreciative of the companies that have already agreed to participate and we are looking for more organizations to participate," says Lee.

You do not want to miss out on this amazing opportunity! Click the link to learn more or to register as a student, youth organization or business: https://www.jamichigan.org/inspiremi.