Junior Achievement is a beneficiary of KBR's fourth annual Master of the Green charity golf tournament
HOUSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas received a $20,000 donation from KBR's fourth annual Master of the Green charity golf tournament. The tournament held on September 15, 2010, raised a total of $280,000 for twelve area non-profit organizations.
"Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is pleased to have been a recipient of proceeds from KBR's tournament," said Rick Franke, president, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. "With financial support from businesses like KBR, Junior Achievement is able to provide free enterprise education to more than 220,000 students this year in the Greater Houston Region."
The tournament beneficiaries' missions align with KBR's charitable giving focus areas of health, safety and environment and education. Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas' mission is to help young help people connect the dots between what is being taught in the classroom and the relevance of education to their future economic success.
KBR also takes their involvement with Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas one step further by volunteering as role models to teach Junior Achievement programs to students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. During the school year 2010-11, the lives of 1,110 young people in Junior Achievement partnering schools will be mentored by KBR employees located in the Houston area.
For more information on Junior Achievement and to learn how to get involved, visit http://houston.ja.org.
KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.
About Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc.
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 over 220,000 students in nearly 800 schools. For more information, visit http://houston.ja.org.
SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas