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JA Will, Grundy and Kankakee County Division

JA's Will, Grundy, and Kankakee County Division have a goal of reaching 2,535 classrooms and 44,499 students!  We've been able to continually expand our program every year thanks largely in part to generous corporate partners who support Junior Achievement of Chicago in Will , Grundy, and Kankakee County.


Eric Bennett Robert Morris University
Karla Dearstyne ITW Deltar - Fasteners
Lloyd Gillespie INTREN
Kendall C. Hodge ComEd
Barrie Link Woodforest National Bank
Anthony McCain Nicor Gas
Aaron Miner LyondellBasell
Mark Perry ITW Deltar- Fasteners


Will, Grundy, and Kankakee County Division Staff

Derek Ernst — VP of Suburban Operations
(708) 456-1400 x 259
Amy Youngberg — Senior Director
Colleen Adent — Senior Operations Manager
Allison Jensen — Operations Manager
Shannon Colmo  — Operations Manager

Will, Grundy, and Kankakee County Events

JA Will County Board Go-Karting Fundraiser

JA Will County Board Go-Karting Fundraiser

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Where: Accelerate Indoor Speedway, Mokena, IL
Time:  4:00PM - 6:00PM

JA of Chicago - Will County Board of Directors presents Race Your JA Heart Out! 

Join us for an exhilarating evening of go-kart racing, appetizers and dessert to support JA!

For questions, please contact Amy Youngberg at 630-577-7628 or ayoungberg@jachicago.org.

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