You can make a difference in our schools! Your support provides a visible and meaningful demonstration of your organization’s commitment to youth in our community. We partner with a variety of organizations in the community – from professional associations, to small businesses, to Fortune 500 companies. Each partner makes a fundamental difference in our outreach, allowing us to reach more students and meet the growing demand for our programs.

Ways to Get Involved



As a Junior Achievement volunteer, you help to reinforce the value of an education to students.

Build company morale by participating in a company-sponsored volunteer program: 

We provide training and flexibility to busy schedules. Your organization encourages enthusiastic employees to make a difference in the classroom by volunteering. Learn more.

Sponsor or Donate:

  • Directly in the classroom: Schools – Sponsor a class, special programs, or even an entire school.
  • In the community: Special Events – Sponsor or attend one of our signature events held throughout the year, host a company-wide Bowl-a-Thon, and more.

Lead by Example:

  • Become a member of the JA of Chicago Board of Directors: If you are a senior corporate/business executive, become part of an exclusive group of Chicago top business leaders who care about the future economic stability and future success of young people.corpgroups2
  • Become a part of Junior Achievement of Chicago’s Speakers Bureau, which 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.


View a full list of supporting firms and organizations.