Volunteers play a key role in bringing Junior Achievement to life!

For as little as an hour a week, you can make a difference in the lives of young people in your community.  Your Junior Achievement experience will leave you feeling proud, energized and hopeful about a better future for our young people! Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you. Getting involved is simple, just follow the steps below.

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Step 1: Learn About How It Works – Find out about the different volunteer options that we offer. We have lots of opportunities and can be flexible to your schedule.

Step 2: Sign Up/Contact Us – Find a specific opportunity on our Google map that fits your interests or contact us through the general inquiry form. We will put you in touch with a JA representative who will help you prepare for your classroom visit!

Step 3: Training – After you speak with a JA representative, he/she will set you up with the best training for your schedule. We offer in-person training and conference call training.

Step 4: Volunteer – Get out of the office and spend a day in the classroom with students! Have fun! Keep in touch with JA and let us know about your experience.

Junior Achievement makes volunteering fulfilling, with flexible scheduling options. Our curriculum provides everything you need to make participation in JA interactive and engaging for students.

Donate to Junior Achievement of Chicago

Donations to Junior Achievement of Chicago are used to deliver important financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship education programs to students and schools at no cost.

Even a modest contribution can make a real difference for students in our community:
$15 = Sponsors a Student
$100 = Purchases a JA Program Kit for a Class. One kit serves one classroom of 25-30 students
$500 = Sponsor a class
$1,000 = Sponsor two classes
$2,500 = Sponsor five classes
$5,000 = Sponsor smaller size school
$10,000 = Sponsor mid-size large school
$15,000 = Sponsor larger-size school