Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success
JA impacted 257,335 area students in more than 11,955 classrooms during 2012-2013.
Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12thgrade 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 11,294 volunteers, JA students develop the skills
they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace.
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JA Launches Largest Student Conference in 100 year history
On February 3rd & 4th JA of Southeast Texas staff and a couple of hundred volunteers had the unique pleasure to facilitate one of the most successful and largest youth gatherings in JA's near 100 year history in the US. Conceived during last year's strategic planning meeting, JA's objective was to create a job fair for eighth grade students. This event, when combined with the comprehensive individual skills and interest assessments which each eighth grade student in the district is required to take, would enable students to consider jobs and related education paths of which they likely may never have been aware.
In total, 24 industries and 53 companies participated in the two day event, successfully engaging 8,447 eighth grade students in a full day of activities and presentations at the Berry Center. To further reinforce the experience and to provide teachers and students with a reference tool, JA is providing a 100 page JA Inspire Career Guide that will be delivered to every Cy-Fair eighth grader, in their classroom. The guide will include overviews of each participating company, career opportunities, education requirements and potential salary ranges. The goal is for students and teachers to use the JA Inspire guide in conjunction with the high school course guide to help students make informed high school class choices related to possible career opportunities. It is the first step, we hope, in providing students a road map to their future. View photos of the event.
AT&T Teams With JA to Show Students New Careers
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, AT&T Aspire Mentoring Program in conjunction with HACEMOS hosted a Job Shadow experience for students from Cypress Springs High School, Klein Forest High School, and Cypress Fairbanks High School on February 27, 2014 at the AT&T Bellaire campus. The student attendees learned about potential career opportunities available at AT&T, visited the AT&T Pioneer Museum, participated in a teleconference working lunch, were exposed to alternative careers in communications technology, and participated in a simulator focusing on the dangers of texting while driving. This was one of four events to be held in this partnership. The final event for this school year is March 27, 2014.
Houston Money Week Scholarship Essay Contest
In support of Houston Money Week 2014 (April 5-12, 2014), Houston Money Week and Capital One Bank are sponsoring the Houston Money Week Student Essay Contest. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to answer this year's Houston Money Week Question in an essay of 500 words or less. Click here for more details about this event. This year's question is...
What are the benefits of savings and budgeting? How would you utilize financial education to improve your future?