News from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
Recently, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas partnered with long-time sponsors Worley and Veritex Community Bank to present the JA Company Program's ceremonial kick-off for the new academic year, JA Ignite the Spark! and with over 180 attendees, we can say it was a stupendous success!
In today's rapidly evolving educational landscape, innovation and adaptability have become the keys to success. Traditional education models are increasingly being challenged, and organizations like 3DE by Junior Achievement are stepping up to provide cutting-edge solutions. The following remarkable statistics highlight the resounding success of 3DE schools.
For the fourth year running, our Houston area JA businesses were selected as one of 15 finalists to compete at the Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) in Washington, D.C.!
From Fort Bend ISD, Elkins Very Own (EVO) and Simply Co. were selected to represent the Houston area and the State of Texas at Nationals this year.
In the ever-evolving world of banking, Stellar Bank has emerged as a shining example of corporate philanthropy and community engagement. Born out of the merger between Allegiance Bank and CommunityBank of Texas at the beginning of 2023, Stellar Bank wasted no time in making its mark.
Recently, JA hosted students from Spring High School in the first JA of Southeast Texas Stock Market Challenge to introduce them to the world of stocks and investing.
As we near the end of Women’s History Month, we couldn’t find a better way to bring it to a close than to recognize our own JA Board Chair, Dr. Juliet Breeze, for receiving the top volunteer leadership award an individual can receive within our organization.
The juniors at Austin High School are wrapping up their third year with the innovative 3DE instructional model! As the inaugural cohort of 3DE students in Houston, they have tackled 16 real business case scenarios from prominent companies such as Accenture, UPS, and Quanta Services and equipped them with invaluable critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
In 1999, JA of Southeast Texas launched the second JA BizTown (then Exchange City) facility in the United States. Since then, nearly half a million students have participated in JA’s marquee learning experiences. We want to continue providing those invaluable opportunities for students, and with the Phillips 66 | JA Discovery Center, that will now be possible.
Last Friday, students, and staff of Kelso Elementary, along with parents and Junior Achievement staff, gathered to celebrate this year's student leaders.
Recently, Joe Thompson, Executive Vice President of Truist Financial Corporation, along with Karen Dixon and Victoria Rixon, visited the JA Capstone facility to see JA BizTown’s version of Truist Bank in action. The Truist Foundation awarded Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas a grant of $500,000 to support our mission and help prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
JA Finance Park mobile is on the road teaching teens about the importance of managing money in real-world scenarios. This highly experiential program helps students understand the principles of budgeting and making smart financial decisions early in life.
This fall, the Players’ Coalition announced a $30,000 donation to Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. These funds will be utilized to replace outdated technology in JA Finance Park. JA Finance Park is a deeper learning experience that includes classroom-based curriculum that culminates in a hands-on simulation.