Junior Achievement of Chicago

About Junior Achievement of Chicago

Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success! At Junior Achievement, a not for profit organization, we give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Junior Achievement Enhances Communities! Through an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers, JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.
JA inspires students to develop competitive skills and confidence. Their success bolsters the local workforce and contributes to economic growth.
Volunteers play a key role in bringing Junior Achievement to life. By sharing personal and professional experiences with students in our community, volunteers help young people make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.
Volunteers make a difference in the lives of young people in our community everyday! The Junior Achievement experience leaves our volunteers feeling proud, energized and hopeful about a better future for our young people and it leaves our young people empowered and ready to take on life’s challenges!


JA Instructor

June 2019 - June 2019 Hammond, IN
“I enjoyed helping the younger generation start thinking about their future.”
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