Youth Development

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • www.westmichigan.ja.org

Mission Statement

Junior Achievement prepares and inspires young people to succeed in a global economy.

Service Areas

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Michigan

JA Serves 45 counties in West Michigan, Mid Michigan, the U.P. and the Tip of the Mit.

ruling year

1994

President

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Mr. William C Coderre, III, CFRE

Keywords

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education, business, free enterprise, financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship

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EIN

38-1557861

 Number

0609865565

Also Known As

Junior Achievement, JA of Mid Michigan, JA of North West Michigan, JA of Northern Michigan, JA of Delta County, JA of Dickinson County, JA Tip of Mitt

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for future economic and workforce issues they'll face.

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Service Areas

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Michigan

JA Serves 45 counties in West Michigan, Mid Michigan, the U.P. and the Tip of the Mit.

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MICHIGAN GREAT LAKES INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Mr. William C Coderre, III, CFRE

BIO

William "Bill" Coderre, III, CFRE, President of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes since 1999, and President of Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan since 2011, is originally from Rhode Island and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Bill has led various Junior Achievement chapters across the US and is in his 33th year as a Junior Achievement professional.

In the 17 years that Bill has been in Michigan, participation has increased from 27,341 to over 61,000 students. Bill has been instrumental in increasing the financial health of the local Junior Achievement chapter. The local chapter of Junior Achievement is the 18th largest JA organization in the nation. Bill was elected by his peers to serve as USA representative to the JA Worldwide Member Nation Council. In this role Bill provides guidance to help ensure that youth around the world can live and grow in a free marker society. Bill is the highest ranking Native American Indian Executive in Junior Achievement and has assisted JA chapters in reaching out to Native American tribes across the US.

Bill is married to Cheryl Coderre, a kindergarten teacher, and they have one daughter, Elizabeth. Bill is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. He was past President of the St. Thomas the Apostle Education Commission and former Workforce Development Board and the Education Advisory Group member. He currently is Treasurer of the St. Thomas the Apostle Education Foundation and he is an active member of the Grand Rapids Economic Club serving the last eleven years on their essay contest committee.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert T Worthington

Mercantile bank

Term: July 2015 - June 2017

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