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Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

AIG Brings the World of Insurance to Life for Students

 By Courtney Azuike
Community Involvement

AIG hosted over 400 middle school and high school students from twelve different campuses across the Houston area at its Junior Achievement Virtual Career Day. During the event, several AIG colleagues shared information about their career paths and offered advice to better prepare students for their...

Alief Early College High School Students Spend a Day in the Life with SABIC

 By Tiffany Ogunjebi
Community Involvement

SABIC has been a steadfast partner to Junior Achievement and Houston area schools. Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, they remained enthusiastic about exploring ways to continue their partnership with Alief Early College High School through a program entitled “Day in the Life” as a compliment to the JA Career Speakers...

Student Power Excels at Texas A&M Ideas Challenge and the Houston Tech Rodeo

 By Tania Daniel
Entrepreneurship

JA Company Program startup, Student Power, performed exceedingly well in one of our last competitions for the 2020/21 school year, the Ideas Challenge hosted by Texas A&M University. Competing with other Texas student startups, they were one of thirty finalists selected to pitch live, and succeeded in becoming one of the top ten companies in the grand finale, winning $750 seed money. Student...

Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

This blog discusses how you can set your child up with his or her first bank account, the benefits, and tips for how you can establish smart financial...

JA Alumni Spotlight - Karina Rodriguez

 By Becky Neely
Community Involvement

Junior Achievement recently had an opportunity to interview JA Alumni Karina Rodriguez, who currently lives in Spring, TX, with her husband and two sons. Karina was excited to share her JA story.

Her first experience with JA was at BB Rice Elementary. She remembers waiting anxiously for a JA volunteer to come to her...

Momentum from International Women’s Day Extended by Avanade and JA Partnership

 By Jim McCaskill
Community Involvement

Earlier this month, volunteers from South Women’s Network group at Avanade shared inspiring and unique timelines of their careers with more than 150 female students from Alief, Pearland and other local districts. Working with Tiffany Ogunjebi from JA, Avanade’s Lucy Moodley realized the work Avanade was already doing for International Women’s Day could make a continuing impact beyond a single day,...

AIG Brings the World of Insurance to Life for Local Students

 By Courtney Azuike
Community Involvement

Over 400 middle and high school students from twelve different campuses across the Houston area attended the Junior Achievement Virtual Career Day hosted by AIG. During this event several volunteers from AIG shared insights to their career paths while also giving students advice to better prepare for their future. AIG was a driving force behind this event and hoped to provide an opportunity for...

Advancing Youth Entrepreneurship with LyondellBasell

 By Tania Daniel
Entrepreneurship

LyondellBasell, a JA Board Company and one of the largest plastic, chemicals and refining companies in the world, became an integral part of the JA Company Program. Under the leadership of Mr. Michael McMurray, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for LyondellBasell and JA of Southeast Texas Board Member, the JA Company Program has reached new heights in greater Houston, even when...

JA Company Program Startups Win Big at the University of Houston's Think Tank 2021!

 By Tania Daniel
Entrepreneurship

The Think Tank 2021 business plan competition hosted by the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, was a tremendous learning experience for our JA Company Program startups and executive leaders. Even more exciting is that NINE JA Company Program startups made it to the hard-fought, final round of this competition! We are proud to announce that...



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