Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
Helps Prepare Today's Students for a Bright Future
JA of Southeast Texas's volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.
Why Junior Achievement?
JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. JA's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community:
- 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
- 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
- 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
- 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Which Way To JA?
Your corporation can support the growing need for youth development in Southeast Texas by helping today's students with the critical skills and the character necessary to succeed in your 21st century workplace.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can make a donation directly to JA of Southeast Texas!
By volunteering for JA through your organization, you can be in the classroom during work hours and you can share your experience and inspire young people to pursue their dreams.
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Not affiliated with a corporation partnered with JA? You can volunteer in your community directly with JA of Southeast Texas!
Quality volunteers from the community come into your classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT JA PROGRAMS
Not an Educator? Find out how you can get JA programs into your Southeast Texas school!
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JA of Southeast Texas Spotlight
32nd Annual JA Bowl-A-Thon
If your organization would like to host a fun-filled event, then consider participation in the JA Bowl-A-Thon. We take care of all the logistics and make it easy for you. Plus, you'll be making a difference in the community because the proceeds generated from your fundraising efforts will go directly back to impact our students!
2018 JA Hall of Achievement presented by RBC Capital Markets
This business recognition dinner for Junior Achievement provides an opportunity to honor some of Houston's finest community members. JA Hall of Achievement honorees are exceptional leaders who exemplify the highest ethical standards, promote the free enterprise system and the importance of education. These individuals are known for giving back to the community and are inspirational role models for the youth of Houston. Proceeds benefit the more than 330,000 greater Houston area students that participate in Junior Achievement programs annually.
2018 Marc Vandermeer Golf Classic presented by Insperity
"The moment I saw my daughter's eyes light up when she realized what she had learned in school was being applied at JA BizTown was the moment I saw how important JA was to her and me. We love JA."
"All the students were engaged and active during the JA Program. They felt part of a community, and visualized their future as valuable citizens."
"Teaching Junior Achievement has been the most rewarding thing I've done in my children's schools."
"The Junior Achievement curriculum has provided real life, hands on experiences for our students."
"Junior Achievement helped me develop the knowledge and confidence I needed to build a rewarding professional and personal life."
"Through my volunteer experience with Junior Achievement, I realized the important role mentors play in the lives of young people in our community."
"It (Junior Achievement) opens kids' eyes to what is going on in the rest of the world and the global marketplace, preparing them for life after school."