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Culinary/Hospitality Career Speakers Needed

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Junior Achievement of Chicago

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Due to COVID-19, students have been forced to learn remotely this past academic year. Therefore, high school students interested in certain career paths haven't had the opportunity to further explore their preferred path due to social distancing and travel restrictions. Junior Achievement helps by bringing the Career Expert volunteer VIRTUALLY into the classroom to inspire students!

Have you lead a career in the Culinary/Hospitality industry? If so, this is the opportunity for you!

Inspire the next generation workforce by [virtually] volunteering in a classroom to share about your culinary/hospitality experience.

WEDNESDAYS in April we are looking for CULINARY/HOSPITALITY Career Speaker Panelists to choose a time frame between 12noon - 1:40pm to connect with a culinary classroom of high school students.

A "tech-check" and event overview is given by JA Staff prior to the virtual volunteer event. (VIA GOOGLE MEETS)

5 Shifts

  • Wed Apr 07, 2021 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
  • Wed Apr 07, 2021 - afternoon / 12:45 PM to 01:30 PM
  • Wed Apr 07, 2021 - afternoon / 12:45 PM to 01:30 PM
  • Wed Apr 21, 2021 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
  • Wed Apr 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
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About Junior Achievement of Chicago


651 W. Washington Blvd., #404, Chicago, IL 60661, US

Mission Statement

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.


Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. In partnership with businesses and educators, JA brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential.

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. 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.

Throughout JA's sequential and integrated kindergarten through high school programs, students think critically and solve complex problems. Through our business, financial, and entrepreneurial educational programs, we prepare students to:

  • Proactively manage their finances;
  • Become entrepreneurs; and
  • Develop skills that will be recognized and valued in a global workforce.

During the 2017-2018 school year, JA of Chicago successfully reached 600,222 students of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds and physical capabilities, including at-risk youth in twelve Chicago-area and northwestern Indiana counties.

Children & Youth


Wed Apr 07, 2021 - Wed Jun 02, 2021
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM   This opportunity has 5 shifts


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Customer Service
  • Baking
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 45 minute visit with the classroom + 15 minute "tech-check" on Google Meets before the event.

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