Junior Achievement Volunteers Mean Business During National Volunteer Week

Apr 13, 2011, 10:34 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

HOUSTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April 10 - 16 is National Volunteer Week. During this week, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas celebrates its thousands of supporters throughout the Houston area who annually commit their time and talent as volunteers to help students better understand the relevancy of their education with the world of work.

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Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas partners with hundreds of local businesses in the Greater Houston Region. These area businesses provide nearly 12,000 volunteers, as well as financial support, for the more than 220,000 students that experience Junior Achievement programs during the school year.

Junior Achievement volunteers serve to teach young people about business, economics and the free enterprise system. For example, third grade students learn how to plan a city as part of Junior Achievement's Our City program, and high school students learn basic concepts of managing a business through Junior Achievement's afterschool program, JA Company Program.

Rick Franke, president of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, noted, "Junior Achievement programs could not have the profound impact they have on young people without the support of volunteers from the business community."

To learn more about volunteering with Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, visit www.jahouston.org.

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 900 schools.  For more information, visit http://houston.ja.org.  

CONTACT: Kevin Hattery, +1-713-682-4500, ext 231, khattery@jahouston.org

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas