Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas (Houston) Wins the 2012 Peak Performance Team Award

Jan 23, 2013, 08:10 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Excellence, productivity and teamwork pay off in more students helped by Junior Achievement's economic education programs.

HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement (JA) USA has recognized Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and its staff with the 2012 Peak Performance Team Award (PPTA). The PPTA was created to recognize outstanding performance by a local Junior Achievement office team during the past fiscal year.

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JA USA annually presents this award to only one large market operation a year.  To qualify for the award, a JA office had to demonstrate a strong financial position and had to experience positive student growth during the 2011-12 school year.  Recipients recognized with the PPTA achieved the highest combined level of student growth, increased market share and total revenue growth.

"The staff members at JA of Southeast Texas are extremely proud to receive this recognition.  We have a very dedicated staff and board who are passionate about—educating young people about the values of free enterprise and providing them with the tools they need to succeed in the global economy," said Rick Franke, President of JA of Southeast Texas.  "In nearly 900 schools throughout Southeast Texas and Southwestern Louisiana, Junior Achievement's programs will provide 1.8 million instructional hours to approximately 245,000 children in grades K-12.  The real success is achieved through our volunteers who are trained and equipped by JA staff to teach JA's programs. Whether it is financial literacy, work readiness or entrepreneurship, we strive to expand our student reach and help young people become informed, responsible and successful stewards of the world's future."

About Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is the greater Houston area's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network of 12,000 adult role models, JA of Southeast Texas provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12 which focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Today, JA of Southeast Texas reaches 245,000 students in nearly 900 schools.  For more information, visit www.jahouston.org.

For More Information, Contact:
Rick Franke
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc.

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas