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 12,598 volunteers in the 2015-2016 school year, 306,445 area students developed the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace.



JA/Offshore Technology Conference Scholarship Program  

As beneficiaries of the Offshore Technology Conference Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon, JA of Southeast Texas is pleased to offer (8) $10,000 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded for any post-secondary education including certificate programs, community colleges, universities or technical education.  These scholarships will go to students whose future education plans have been impacted by the downturn in the oil industry.  In order to be eligible, students must complete the application and indicate an intention to pursue a career serving the offshore oil and gas industry.  Students who have previously participated in JA programs will receive preference. Applications are due October 7, 2016, so apply now!


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.