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East West Bank and KPMG Take the Lead with Inspiring Eighth Graders at McAuliffe Middle School

 By Courtney Azuike

Community Involvement

McAuliffe Middle School in Fort Bend ISD hosted their annual eighth grade Career Day and just like many other campuses they adapted their program to a virtual format. Although this format was new to all involved, the campus and volunteers were committed to making this event a success for every student. During this one-day virtual event, eighth graders participated in two Junior Achievement...

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...

JA Scholarship Recipient on Paying it Forward

 By Jim McCaskill

Community Involvement

“Junior Achievement gave me my first scholarship, and that really helped get me started. It was just $500, but it made me realize that scholarships were available. That’s one reason I decided to reach out relatively early in my career, and see if there was a way to help other students right now.” Hans Petersen, now a Tax Services Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young, began an internship with EY...

Celebrating Another Successful JA Company Program Trade Fair with Gulf Island!

 By Tania Daniel


The virtual JA Company Program Trade Fair was a huge success in an elevated pitch format, with over 90 students competing for the top awards! We are grateful to our event Presenting Sponsor Gulf Island, and JA Board Member Dr. Richard Heo, for providing this incredible platform to our student leaders! Congratulations to our top three startups - EVO from Elkins High School (1st Place), Xcel from...

JA Alumni Spotlight - Sam Lin

 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...

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