Junior Achievement of Chicago’s Speakers Bureau provides access to expert speakers who deliver formal speeches, facilitate discussions, conduct trainings, and lead seminars.

JA’s board members and staff are experts in many fields and can serve an organization’s needs for staff meetings, conferences, retreats, and events.

Speaking fees will generally range from $2,500 to $25,000, depending on the speaker hired and the format of the meeting, conference, or event.  All speaking fees are in the form of tax-deductible donations to Junior Achievement of Chicago, as each speaker will donate their time and expertise for the benefit of Junior Achievement.

Speakers Bureau donations will benefit JA students in the following manner:

  • $25,000  – Provides funding for JA in over two whole schools
  • $10,000 – Provides funding for JA programs in one whole school
  • $  5,000 – Provides funding for JA programs in ten classrooms
  • $  2,500 – Provides funding for JA programs in five classrooms