Spectra Energy Sponsors JA Job Shadow At Houston Rockets

Mar 28, 2013, 15:29 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Junior Achievement program helps students learn about the business of professional sports

HOUSTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, March 27, the Houston Rockets hosted more than 500 high school students from 20 different school groups for the opportunity to "practice sports management" courtesy of Spectra Energy. From pre-game to post-game at Toyota Center, a unique program called JA Job Shadow offered students an up-close look at a day-in-the life of professional sports administration by shadowing adult mentors from the Houston Rockets organization who taught them about the world of work.

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"Job shadowing is an increasingly important learning mechanism for students because it acquaints them with the world of work through on-the-job experiences that effectively ties academics to the workplace," said Greg Ebel, President and CEO, Spectra Energy. "Spectra Energy is pleased to sponsor Junior Achievement's Job Shadow Day with the Houston Rockets, and provide area young people with some valuable real-world experience."

The students heard from several leaders within the Rockets, Toyota Center, and Spectra Energy. One such speaker was Michael Landrum, Director of Talent Management, Spectra Energy. "To have the chance to impact the future for a group of students this large is priceless."

Kelci Hampton, a senior at Dekaney High School said, "Today has taught my classmates and me so much. Most of all to chase your dreams, work hard, and make sure you enjoy what you are doing."

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 more than 900 schools.  For more information, visit www.jahouston.org.

Media Contact:
Ne'Cole Gibson
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
713.682.4500, ext 256


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