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50th Anniversary Celebration at the 2017 JA Starmakers Breakfast

Monday, November 27, 2017  
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It’s with great pleasure we share information about our speakers for the 2017-2018 Starmakers program, where we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary of JA in MidMichigan and the impact we’ve made over the years. I hope you will consider joining us as we hear from the below Alumni.

Our first speaker, Joseph Lamar Beasley who will be our youngest Alumni speaking about his experience last year as a Junior at Sexton High School. After participating on the Personal Finance course, Joseph was given the opportunity to attend the Reality Fair that MSUFCU and JA put on. Joseph’s story goes on to tell about how he obtained an internship, was invited to participate in some other exciting programs and has really helped him to pave his future. We are excited to have Joseph join us and tell his story. Watch for our commercials currently airing featuring Joseph!

Our second speaker, Lorin Wheelright an Alumni and volunteer. Lorin was lucky to have her parents and other mentors volunteer to teach JA all throughout Elementary School in Comstock, MI. She was able to participate in a special event when she was young and you will hear more about that, along with why Lorin thinks JA is so important today and how she helps to share our mission!

Our third speaker who was not only touched by JA as a youth in the program, Steve Bohus was also able to see first-hand how much impact you can have on a child’s life when you volunteer in the classroom. Steve is an excellent speaker and without a doubt will deliver the perfect message to our guests.

We are excited to have all three of these Alumni along with Mrs. Kim Sweet, Retired Haslett Middle School teacher talk about Why JA. Mrs. Sweet welcomed JA into her classroom for many years and we feel its important to share the story as to Why she chose JA.

Funds raised will be used to provide K-12 financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness programming in the Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

Reservations still available, contact

Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan is a division of JA of the Michigan Great Lakes, an area office of JA USA, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The organization offers programs to help prepare young people in Mid Michigan for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and are empowered to own their economic success. Visit for more information.

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