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Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success
JA impacted 306,245 area students in more than 13,926 classrooms during 2014-2015.
Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of 12,005 volunteers in the 2014-2015 school year, 306,245 area students developed the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.
Bowling with JA is an engaging way to raise money for local students
You and your team will make a difference in your community while having a great time at our event. Join us and take part in the best fundraiser in town! Click the JA Monster Bowl link to the left for more information.
JA Inspire provides students with insight into a potential future
Thank you to the sponsors, volunteers, Career Station companies, Industry Presenters, and educators who came together to make the 2015-2016 JA Inspire program an unforgettable experience that will help our area 8th graders set a course for their future! Approximately 19,000 middle grades students were able to learn about local companies and careers, as well as the educational steps needed to attain jobs that interest them, through direct interaction with greater Houston area employers and employees. For more information about JA Inspire and to discover how you can participate in 2016-2017, click here.
Middle Grades Evaluation Results show the impact of JA programs across Texas
The Junior Achievement Areas in Texas have partnered together to commission a series of powerful, independent program evaluations from WLH Analytics. In the spring of 2015, three JA middle grades programs: JA Economics for Success, JA Global Marketplace, and JA It's My Future, which align with JA's key content areas of entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy, were studied. Please explore the evaluation overview for content knowledge gain and skill development results.