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.
"What am I doing for others?"
JA Hall of Achievement Student Speaker moves the audience
On March 27, 2014 Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas inducted the Honorable James A. Baker, III, Dr. Nancy Chang, and David McClanahan into the JA Hall of Achievement. JA Hall of Achievement Laureates are exceptional community leaders who exemplify the highest of ethical standards, promote the free enterprise system, and the importance of an education. The evening began with a inspirational speech by Reagan High School Senior and JA student, Selena Martinez.
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.