Junior Asha

Welcome to Junior Asha team – Chicago Chapter!

We are piloting Junior Asha(JA), a youth wing of Asha Chicago in the year 2019, which will function under the chapters’ umbrella. Asha for Education is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing about socio-economic change in India primarily through education. Asha Chicago supports 5 projects which mainly support children and their education. We pride ourselves on being the action group that disburses 100% of donations to our partner groups in India.

Mission: Junior Asha – Chicago

Junior Asha strives to promise to provide:

  • A gentle and nurturing environment.
  • A flat organization run democratically.
  • JA volunteers are encouraged to bring in their ideas to create opportunities to raise funds, raise/spread awareness, bonding events for JA volunteers, help out in the local community, etc.
  • Note: We cannot use funds raised by JA volunteers for any other expense other than supporting the kids at the project chosen by JA team.
  • Raise awareness and encourage kids with the gift of giving to the less fortunate.
  • Above all, have fun!

Volunteer Requirements for Junior Asha – Chicago

  • Kids 12 – 18 years old are welcome to join the group, with parent permission
  • Meetings dates will be announced with ample time to plan out weekends.
  • It is mandatory to attend at least one meeting per semester.
  • You need to sign in and sign out at each meeting to get credit.
  • Each volunteer needs to take up a personal project to help raise a minimum of $50 per semester to help support the underprivileged kids and submit a write-up about the same.
  • Each volunteer needs to volunteer at least at one community event in either volunteering at race events or community events spreading awareness about Asha Chicago. We will make sure there are adults at these events to take care of kids. Alternatively, parents can volunteer in those events too.
  • JA volunteers are required to buy a JA T-shirt (designed by Chicago team members) for $10.

If all the above requirements are met, Asha Chicago will give 20 volunteer hours 

Junior Asha Meeting Schedule

  • Meetings are generally on Saturdays in the local libraries. Dates will be announced with ample time to plan out weekends.
  • It is mandatory to attend at least one meeting per semester.
  • You need to sign in and sign out at each meeting to get credit.
  • As JA facilitators, we wait till all kids are picked up, so please be on time to pick up your children to avoid disruptions in our day.