Alpena Area JA

October 17, 2017

Huntington Bank provided JA Programming as well as Huntington Bank volunteers from Alpena and Gaylord to teach students at Sanborn Elementary about STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) careers, resources, entrepreneurship, goods and services and saving.  

October 13, 2017 

Alpena High School students enjoyed a presentation from Alpena Junior Achievement Board Member Chelsea Wallace, The Wallace Firm, PC., about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and other career choices.  She is directing them through the JA My Way website.  (see more info below)  Junior Achievement is excited to partner with the Alpena Chamber of Commerce to bring these tools to students that want to put their careers on the fast track.  

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Join the Alpena Community to support Junior Achievement in our schools!

Saturday,  July 15, 2017 
2nd Annual  South  Bay  5K  for  JA!


The race will highlight Alpena's south bay corridor and will raise money for Alpena's JA Programs that provide economics education in our schools.


See attached forms for Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration.


This  year’s event  will  feature  beer  from  Austin  Brothers Beer  Company,  wine  from  Thunder  Bay Winery,  and  brats  from  Nowicki’s  Sausage Shoppe.  

$15 early registration($20 day of race) fee includes:

One drink and  one  brat  ticket.  


More  tickets  will  be available  for  purchase  onsite  for  both participants and attendees. Our race will again highlight Alpena’s south bay corridor and will raise  money  for  Alpena’s  JA  program,  which provides economics education in our schools.

Race Day Schedule 
10 a.m. Registration & Material Pick-up
11 a.m. 5K Run Starts
11:30 – 2 p.m.  Brats, Beer, & Wine!

(Other refreshments available.)
Race Starts and Finishes at Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park

April, 2016


Thanks to Huntington Bank, our Sanborn Elementary School Students learned valuable life lessons in their JA in a Day class!  

Listen to what teachers are saying about JA Programs!


JA really got my students thinking about careers and their future goals.  What a great program to teach economics to elementary students.  Thank you to the volunteers who take the time out of their busy days to come in to spend a day with our students.  




Laycie R. Bushey



My 2nd graders really enjoyed the JA in a Day program. The activities were engaging and there was a lot of movement and variety to keep the students interested. Sara and Jennifer did an outstanding job with the presentation and the students. The program was very beneficial and really followed our 2nd grade social studies curriculum. Thanks so much for including our class in your rotation!


Lisa Syma



I thought the activities for third graders were great.  They were thought-provoking and motivating for the kids.  Some nice financial skills were included in the activities.  It was a good day and a valuable learning opportunity!


Karen Cordes

Alpena Board of Directors:

Brian  Winter WINCAP Corp
Bernie Lamp Straley Lamp & Kraenzlein P.C.
Jodi Ritthaler HPC Credit Union
Dennis Werner Chemical Bank
Chelsea Wallace The Wallace Firm, P.C.
Nick Montie Thunder Bay Area Credit Union
Bill Yaklin Employment Services, Inc.
Julie Ferguson Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

JA HQ office: JA of North Central Michigan:  309 E. Indian Street, Midland, MI  48640

Phone: 989.631-0162  Fax: 989.631-6210

Local donations can be made out to Junior Achievement of Alpena.

Send to:   Jodi Ritthaler.  HPC Credit Union.   1234 West Chisholm, Alpena, MI  49707 

(989) 354-4698 Ext. 516

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