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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,...

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...

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...

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

"What is your future plan?". This is every high schoolers' (and college students') nightmare. At this point in their life, they know what makes them happy, what subjects in school they do well in, and want to have a successful future. A 17 or 18-year-old high school student is expected to have most of their future planned out despite experiencing adult life firsthand. Typically, this is where the...

Women's History Month JA Volunteer Spotlight - Susan Terry

 By Becky Neely

Community Involvement

Susan Terry, Administrative Assistant in the Legal Department with Chevron Phillips Chemical in The Woodlands has been a dedicated and enthusiastic JA volunteer for 6 years. Susan first learned about JA when her children were in elementary school. She was introduced to JA again when she joined...

Go! Board Uses Innovative Thinking to Keep Kids Active During Pandemic

 By Tania Daniel

Entrepreneurship

JA Company Program student startup business, Go! Board, has experienced tremendous growth since it was founded in 2019 at College Park High School. The company was started by students who had the idea to make a game board that focused on promoting social interaction, family unity, wellness and health. Under the leadership of current CEOs Karla Paulina Gonzalez and Noah Seay, the company is having...



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