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
Over 20,000 students will participate in JA Inspire from December 2015 to February 2016. With the career information learned during this fun and exciting day, students will be able to map out a plan for success. Students will better understand the work needed and the courses to take in order to be prepared for their chosen careers. Whether off to university, junior college, or trade school, each student needs to be prepared to meet the challenge of the future. The adjacent video, shown to students at the event, provides insights into several of the participating companies.
JA Company Program Trade Fair is a unique opportunity to support local students, while buying innovative products
Young entrepreneurs from high schools across the greater Houston area come together to sell to the general public the products they have enhanced or created. The Trade Fair gives Junior Achievement companies the opportunity to interact with the public in marketing their product and to see what other local JA companies are doing. Students in the JA Company Program, create, lead, and run a small scale company to compete in the local and national market. JA Company Program students will be competing with each other for awards that will be presented at the end of the event for the Most Innovative Product, Best Booth, and Best Sales Presentation. For more information, please click here.