Since 1945, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas' purpose has been to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization. Programs are taught by classroom volunteers from the business community across America and in over 113 countries worldwide.
Junior Achievement is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. This year more than 7,000 business professionals, parents, retirees and college students will enter schools to teach Junior Achievement programs. These volunteers use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement curricula practical and realistic. Providing children with positive adult role models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence, develop skills and find avenues of success in our free enterprise system, is a hallmark of our organization.
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, JA brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential.