University of Michigan Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering with JA

March 30, 2016 | Events, News & Events

For the past 3 years, Junior Achievement has hosted students from the University of Michigan for an alternative spring break program.  These students spend their spring break week volunteering for JA both in local classrooms and at the James W. Robinson Junior Achievement Center for Freedom of Enterprise.  This group of students in one week serve more than 700 students with JA programs.  We are so thankful for this partnership and hope to continue it for years to come.

Jenna Felkey, University of Michigan 2018, sent us a reflection on her experience:

“Spending my spring break volunteering with Junior Achievement opened my eyes in a whole new way. Not only was I able to have an unforgettable time with my team, but I got to watch all of us work in a setting the sets a spark off in each of us. Junior Achievement provided an outlet for my team and myself to express a passion for helping children, but I feel as though the children helped me learn so much more than I could’ve ever taught them. It just goes to show that while we try to teach children all about life, children teach us what life is all about.”


Thank you to Jenna and all the University of Michigan students that spent their spring break with JA!