Providing free programming to community organizations

Community Organizations spanning our 12 county reach in the Chicago area – from the daycares, Girl Scouts, local churches, and after-school groups – rely on Junior Achievement of Chicago to bring meaningful, free programming to youth.

Interested in getting access to free after-school and summer programs? Request a program.

Providing leadership opportunities to university students

Junior Achievement of Chicago also partners with universities throughout the Chicago area.  Junior Achievement of Chicago’s University Model structure provides a unique approach to building community within a city, providing mentors for students, and preparing college students for their roles in the workforce and community.

In recent years, JA of Chicago has partnered with over 30 universities each school year to bring volunteers to thousands of elementary and middle school classrooms. For example, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Robert Morris University, our largest University Model Partners, collectively brought volunteers to over 700 classes this past school year.