JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES

Education | 35,610 SF | Grand Rapids

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT 

OF THE MICHIGAN

GREAT LAKES

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

OF THE MICHIGAN

GREAT LAKES

Erhardt Construction was selected as the Construction Manager to complete this renovation which included: demolition of a large staircase, a bridge on the second level and precast wall panels to create an opening for the new 4,070 SF addition. 

The Free Enterprise Center will serve as Junior Achievement’s staff headquarters and provide instruction space for students. Over 20,000 students from across West Michigan are expected to visit the center each year. 

The Fox Family JA BizTown experience starts with 12 classroom learning sessions for fifth and sixth graders. Students learn how the economy operates and how to interview for jobs. They then step into their roles as employees, citizens and consumers during a full-day simulation at the JA Free Enterprise Center.

Karl & Susan Hascall JA Finance Park teaches financial independence skills to eighth and 12th grade students. Students spend 12 classroom sessions preparing for the experience. Their day at JA Finance Park involves a randomly assigned career and family scenario.

Participants create a monthly budget based on their income and family situation. They then must choose options for housing, transportation, insurance, utilities, philanthropy and more to keep their budget balanced and complete the day. 

 

Erhardt Construction was selected as the Construction Manager to complete this renovation which included: demolition of a large staircase, a bridge on the second level and precast wall panels to create an opening for the new 4,070 SF addition. 

The Free Enterprise Center will serve as Junior Achievement’s staff headquarters and provide instruction space for students. Over 20,000 students from across West Michigan are expected to visit the center each year. 

The Fox Family JA BizTown experience starts with 12 classroom learning sessions for fifth and sixth graders. Students learn how the economy operates and how to interview for jobs. They then step into their roles as employees, citizens and consumers during a full-day simulation at the JA Free Enterprise Center.

Karl & Susan Hascall JA Finance Park teaches financial independence skills to eighth and 12th grade students. Students spend 12 classroom sessions preparing for the experience. Their day at JA Finance Park involves a randomly assigned career and family scenario.

Participants create a monthly budget based on their income and family situation. They then must choose options for housing, transportation, insurance, utilities, philanthropy and more to keep their budget balanced and complete the day. 

Erhardt Construction was selected as the Construction Manager to complete this renovation which included: demolition of a large staircase, a bridge on the second level and precast wall panels to create an opening for the new 4,070 SF addition.

The Free Enterprise Center will serve as Junior Achievement’s staff headquarters and provide instruction space for students. Over 20,000 students from across West Michigan are expected to visit the center each year.

The Fox Family JA BizTown experience starts with 12 classroom learning sessions for fifth and sixth graders. Students learn how the economy operates and how to interview for jobs. They then step into their roles as employees, citizens and consumers during a full-day simulation at the JA Free Enterprise Center.

Karl & Susan Hascall JA Finance Park teaches financial independence skills to eighth and 12th grade students. Students spend 12 classroom sessions preparing for the experience. Their day at JA Finance Park involves a randomly assigned career and family scenario.

Participants create a monthly budget based on their income and family situation. They then must choose options for housing, transportation, insurance, utilities, philanthropy and more to keep their budget balanced and complete the day.