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Why Work Needs Meaning
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 By Jack E. Kosakowski

Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

JA Alumni Spotlight - Mitch Kuy

 By Becky Neely

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement is thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Mitch Kuy, a JA alumnus who now lives in Dallas and works for Microsoft as an Azure Specialist.

When his class visited Biz Town, it was his first interaction with Junior Achievement. He was reintroduced to JA, thanks to a friend involved in JA Company Programs who enlisted Mitch to assist with the JA Trade Fair. After the Trade...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Entrepreneurship

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Meet Dr. Juliet Breeze, Our New Chair of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

 By Jim McCaskill

Community Involvement

Dr. Juliet Breeze, Founder and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care, is setting a precedent for us. She will be the first M.D. to Chair the Board of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. We don’t often think of Doctors as entrepreneurs, so we asked Dr. Breeze to share a little about her journey, and why she’s so passionate about the future of JA in our...

The JA Company Program Closes the School Year with Record Growth and Success!

 By Tania Daniel

Entrepreneurship

The 2020/21 JA Company Program officially culminated yearly operations with our grand finale, the Virtual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, presented by JA Board Company, Ernst & Young. We are grateful to so many amazing stakeholders who helped us navigate a very challenging year to achieve great success. We are appreciative of our dedicated and passionate JA Board Members, mentors, educators and...

JA Student Startups Win Top Prizes at the Houston Community College IDEAS Pitch Competition Spring 2021

 By Tania Daniel

Entrepreneurship

JA Company Program startups performed exceedingly well at the Houston Community College IDEAS Pitch Competition this month, winning all the top awards and prize money totaling $2,500. We are proud to announce that brand new startup Biobite from the Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land, won 3rd place, Student Power from The Village School was awarded the 2nd place prize, while Dulicious Co.’s...

CenterPoint Energy Continues to be a Driving Force for Impact

 By Courtney Azuike

Community Involvement

CenterPoint Energy has served as a dedicated partner to Junior Achievement by consistently going above and beyond the call of duty for over three decades. Whether it’s their significant volunteer efforts, helping with the development and piloting of new JA programs, funding key educational initiatives, or participating in special events - CenterPoint is always there to support JA! For the last...

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...



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