Help young people learn about money management, economics & career skills.

The Illinois CPA Society and Junior Achievement of Chicago have partnered to teach K-12th grade students about smart money management, how the economy works, and the value of an education. Volunteers provide hands-on classroom instruction in Illinois schools throughout the school year.    

How it Works 

  • Contact ICPAS to determine your preference for location and date.
  • You will be connected with a Junior Achievement representative in your area.
  • Attend a Junior Achievement training session - date, time and location to be provided by Junior Achievement*
  • Junior Achievement learning materials and activities will be provided to help you prepare.   
  • You will present Junior Achievement activities throughout an entire school on the same day ("JA in a Day") OR you will present for shorter commitments in one classroom - Teachers remain in the classroom while you present. 

*First-time Junior Achievement volunteers are required to attend a training session before volunteering. Training sessions will be scheduled with a JA representative on a case-by-case basis.  

Learn more about Junior Achievement.

Upcoming Opportunities:


St. Hubert School, 255 Flagstaff Ln, Hoffman Estates, IL 
Grades: 1st-8th
Variety of dates and times

Liberty Elementary School, 1375 W. Bartlett Rd., Bartlett, IL 
Grades: Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd
Variety of dates and times

Sycamore Trails Elementary School, 1025 Sycamore Lane, Bartlett, IL 
Grades: 2nd and 4th
Variety of dates and times

Horizon Elementary School, 1701 Greenbrook Blvd., Hanover Park, IL 
Grades: 1st and 2nd
Variety of dates and times

Glenbrook Elementary School, 315 Garden Circle, Streamwood, IL 
Grades: 1st-4th
Variety of dates and times

Lake Park High School, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle, IL 
Grade:10th grade business class (Seeking an entrepreneur volunteer to teach JA Launch)
Variety of dates and times

Lincoln Academy, 320 Lincoln St., Roselle, IL
Grades: 6th-8th
Variety of dates and times

Currier Elementary School, 801 Gary Mills Rd., West Chicago, IL 
Grades: 1st and 5th
Variety of dates and times

Pioneer Elementary School, 615 Kenwood Ave, West Chicago, IL 
Grade: 1st 
Variety of dates and times

Wegner Elementary School, 1180 Marcella Lane, West Chicago, IL 
Grade: 4th (multiple classes)
Variety of dates and times

Greater St. James Church, 2131 Wright Ave., Chicago, IL
Grades: 4th-8th
June 18 - July 16 (Mondays from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Greater St. James Church, 2131 Wright Ave., Chicago, IL
Grades: K-3rd
June 20 - July 25 (Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

St. Paul's Church, 824 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL
Grades: 4th-8th
June 20 - August 8 (Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:15 am)

Lake Shore Campus, Waukegan, IL
Grades: 9th-12th
July 12th (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

St. Paul's Church, 824 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL
Grades: K-3rd 
July 23 - August 13 (Mondays from 9:30 am - 10:15 am)


Questions, comments, feedback

Basia Boksa
Marketing Specialist| 312.517.7648

This volunteer program is organized by CPAs for the Public Interest, the community service arm of the Illinois CPA Society, which links financial management professionals with not-for-profit organizations and community service projects in Illinois.

By participating in an Illinois CPA Society public service volunteer program, you agree to the following terms: The Illinois CPA Society does not accept any responsibility for the skills or expertise asserted by volunteers. The Illinois CPA Society reserves the right to reassign or terminate a volunteer’s participation at its discretion. Some public service volunteer opportunities require volunteers to exhibit specific skills to participate competently. You are expected to evaluate your ability to complete the objectives of each volunteer opportunity and to withdraw or seek technical assistance if your skill sets do not match the needs of the program or specific task.