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JA Board Members and Board Companies Give Leadership New Meaning with the JA EnTEENpreneur Leadership Trainings

 By Tania Daniel
Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is proud to host the JA Company Program Leadership Training Sessions for all executive members of JA startups, generously sponsored by our Board Companies, Enbridge and H-E-B, under the JA EnTEENpreneur Conference banner. This is the second event under the EnTEENpreneur banner that JA Company Program staged in the 2020/21 school year. We are indebted to our...

Local Companies Join Forces to Bring Virtual JA In A Day to Life!

 By Carla Crowe
Community Involvement

The spring 2021 semester is off to a busy start with JA educational programs being successfully implemented at schools across the greater Houston area. Our education team recently coordinated a virtual JA in a Day for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders at Runyan Elementary School in Conroe ISD, with the help of several key business partners serving as...

Capgemeni and Alief ISD Innovate to Lead STEM Students Through Pandemic

 By Courtney Azuike
Community Involvement

The 4th Annual Alief Impact Week hosted by Capgemini represents another successful JA program delivered this school year! Ernest Alumanah, a Senior Consultant, coordinated the talented team of Capgemini business experts in partnership with Alief ISD and ensured this annual event persevered despite the ongoing pandemic. The traditional JA Job Shadow program pivoted and evolved into a virtual STEM...

Student and Volunteer Re-connect Ten Years after 4th Grade

 By Jim McCaskill
Community Involvement

Andrew and Isabela met in her 4th grade class, when Andrew was a JA classroom volunteer. Isabela, now a young adult in college, was reaching out after sharing her Junior Achievement experience in an interview. Andrew had profoundly influenced her future and the story prompted her to try to...

JA Company Program Startups Excel at HCC’s IDEAS Pitch Competition

 By Courtney Azuike

Houston Community College (HCC) hosted their bi-annual Student IDEAS Pitch Competition virtually last month. This competition was designed for high school and college students to share their creative ideas and social innovations by pitching a product or service to a panel of expert judges from Rice University, University of St. Thomas, HCC and Impact...

JA Finance Park Sponsor is Unlocking Gen Z by helping them “Question the Quo”

 By Carla Crowe
Financial Literacy

Strategic partnerships are instrumental to fulfilling the JA mission, and we’re honored to work with ECMC Group and Altierus Career College as we both aspire to help students achieve...

JA Volunteer Spotlight - Grant Gonsoulin

 By Becky Neely
Community Involvement

It's no secret that volunteers are a core part of the JA experience. Their continued dedication to the students in our communities is the main reason we want them to receive recognition and let our readers know who these amazing individuals...

Record Number of Student Startups Participate in the JA EnTEENpreneur Conference!

 By Tania Daniel

JA’s entrepreneurial pillar is the strongest it has ever been, with 27 startup companies participating in the recent JA EnTEENpreneur Conference to pitch their business plans for seed money. On behalf of our key sponsors, Enbridge and H-E-B, please join us in congratulating this year’s first place winner, “Diverse Is Not A...

JA Alumni Spotlight - Isabela Overturf

 By Karen St. Fort
Community Involvement

As we near the close of October, we wanted to take the time to highlight some extraordinary JA alumni! Our first spotlight is Isabela Overturf. A student at Claremont McKenna College majoring in Environmental Analysis and Psychology dual major. Capstone Manager, Karen St. Fort, had the opportunity to see what she's up to and how JA's impact holds value to her...

Celebrating Recognizing the Dedication and Passion of an Outstanding Volunteer during Hispanic Heritage Month

 By Becky Neeley
Corporate Responsibility

Junior Achievement is honored to spotlight Alex Mata during Hispanic Heritage...

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