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

 By Tania Daniel

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...

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...

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

 By Tania Daniel

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
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 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

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
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 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...

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