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NAAIA Inspires High School Students to Kick Start Their Future!

 By Courtney Azuike
Community Involvement

On February 11th, the National African-American Insurance Association, NAAIA-Houston Chapter paid it forward by hosting over 85 high school students for a JA Kick Start Your Future virtual conference! As an organization, NAAIA is dedicated to empowering African Americans in the insurance industry and increasing awareness of opportunities and careers within the industry. Students from Cypress Ridge...

Sam Lin - JA Alumni Spotlight

 By Karen St. Fort
Community Involvement

It's time for another JA Alumni Spotlight! Recently Capstone Manager, Karen St. Fort, had the opportunity to interview Sam Lin, current account manager and global marketing solutions team member at Facebook, to discuss his JA experience and its impact during his...

JA Alumni Spotlight - Lauryn Gregory

 By Jordan Parker
Community Involvement

In conjunction with JA Alumni month we recently had the pleasure to interview Lauryn Gregory, a JA Alumni who had JA programs in the classroom and participated at JA Exchange City/JA...

Are You Another “One in a Million?” - Help Celebrate JA Alumni Month!

 By Jim McCaskill
Community Involvement

For 75 years, Junior Achievement has been active in our local community, and in that time over 1 million students have been inspired and taught by thousands of volunteers from hundreds of local businesses. Talk to a few accomplished people in our business community about Junior Achievement, and you will quickly start hearing quotes like: “JA taught me how a bank account works!” “It taught me how...

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
Entrepreneurship

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...



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