Partnering with Junior Achievement
Is your company looking to partner with an organization that makes a difference in the lives of youth in our community? Junior Achievement of Central Illinois provides programs that are delivered to students in the classroom. JA programs are developed with a focus on several different critically needed areas; STEM, building Leadership Skills, Uplifting At-Risk Communities, Work Readiness and Soft Skills, Business Ethics, College Readiness, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Industry Focus (Manufacturing/Health), and Financial Literacy.
Your donation helps JA reach students
JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in the global economy. By partnering with us, you will empower young people in our community to own their economic success.
JA will help prepare your future workforce
JA will help you develop leaders with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
JA provides an enriching volunteer experience for your employees
JA will empower your employees with quality, skills-based volunteering experiences in our community using proven programs that change young peoples' lives.
JA summiT Society
What is the Summit Society?
JA of Central Illinois Summit Society is comprised of active community investors who give $1,000 or more annually. The strength of the Summit Society lies in each member's belief that all Central Illinois communities are worthy of significant personal investment. Their generosity reflects a strong commitment to the mission of Junior Achievement, "to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."
Why is it important?
Behind every JA Summit Society contribution is a very personal and very powerful commitment to creating long-term positive changes in our communities by empowering young people through educational experiences centered on Financial Literacy, Work and Career-Readiness, and Entrepreneurship. The future success of our civic and economic community depends on how prepared our today's students are to thrive in both - work and life. By investing in today's students, our Summit Society members are ensuring a robust and sustainable future for Central Illinois as a whole.
Benefits for JA Summit Society members:
- Invitation to an exclusive annual JA Summit Society event
- Exclusive annual update from the President
- Periodic JA student impact updates throughout the year
- Recognized in JA's Annual Impact Report
- Recognized on JA of Central Illinois website
- Recognized at JA's annual signature event – the Central Illinois Business Hall of Fame attended by 425+ community individuals
- Opportunities to connect with JA students, staff and other community members who share a passion for JA's mission and impact
Corporate Ways to Invest with JA
Support JA Programs
Sponsor Our Annual Events
Our JA events have a positive impact on both adults and youth in our community! Your donation will help us continue to provide these inspiring events.
Engage Your Employees
If your organization would like to host a fun event or activity, let us plan it for you! Choose super fun activities from Bowling to Happy Hour events!
Individual Ways to Invest with JA
Your immediate contribution will be put to work right away to help more JA programs get into classrooms and have a positive impact on the students in our community!
JA Free Enterprise
JA Free Enterprise Society recognizes individuals and families who demonstrate outstanding support by providing gifts of $10,000 or more.
JA Heritage Society
The JA Heritage Society was created to recognize and honor ardent supporters who include the organization in their estate planning.
Creative Ways To Give
Learn about other ways you can help contribute to JA without making a direct donation.
Who Contributes to JA?
These amazing and caring organizations make it possible for JA to make an impact on youth development. Their monetary contribution and volunteer base help to make JA the great organization it is today.
All donations are gratefully accepted and fully used to support and expand JA programs in our community.
JA creates in-kind partnerships with organizations where they can provide goods or services that share our goal of empowering young people to own their economic success.
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"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."