High School

ACAP Has a New Name & Look!
Accelerated/Accounting Career Awareness Program, formerly known as Accounting Career Awareness program, now focuses on accounting and other business careers such as entrepreneurship, IT, human resources, engineering, marketing, etc. for high school students (freshmen through seniors).

ACAP® helps build future Black Business Leaders, with a focus on directing them to majoring in accounting, finance and its related business fields, by offering year-round programming and resources including college tours, internship opportunities, college and career readiness, and a one-week residency at a college or university. 

During the FREE week-long summer campus residency program, a select group of students can explore careers in accounting, finance and business-related fields via a rigorous class and study schedule, college-level content, and valuable networking opportunities. ACAP® introduces underrepresented high school students to accounting, finance, economics, technology, and management while providing the foundation of financial literacy as well as the development of interpersonal skills. Prominent business leaders share their knowledge, provide tips for success, and discuss career opportunities. 

ACAP is a unique pipeline from high school to college, one that allows students to become prepared and informed about the expectations of college life and beyond. Through mentoring, we help them not only to matriculate to college but also teach them how to succeed in college through a mentoring initiative. 


ACAP Chicago was founded in 2005 to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school minority youth in Chicagoland school systems. applications.

For more information on the national program click HERE.

And for more information on the NABA Chicago ACAP program, please contact us at acap@nabachicago.com

DePaul Day 2024

On May 4th, DePaul University hosted over 20 high school students on the Lincoln Park Campus.  Students learned about accounting, how it fits into the world's matrix, and how they fit into both through interactive activities, professional discussions, and networking.