We're proud to point out that Katy ISD has the largest Junior Achievement program in the world. So by the time our kids start their senior year in high school they're completely familiar with JA, beginning in kindergarten when they learned about visiting a farm and planting a garden.
Junior Achievement is a great venue for volunteering because it allows folks to build a relationship with students in a classroom. Volunteers attend training hosted by one of our on-site JA staff and are given a satchel full of materials pertinent to the class they're teaching. And whether the lesson is about opening a donut shop or investing in the stock market, students all learn about work-readiness, entrepreneurship and how to dream big in the business world.
Although numerous Katy ISD Junior Achievement classes are taught by parents, we have an impressive cadre of businesses who step up to do their part, with some companies "adopting" an entire school's program. Whether you're interested in teaching JA in a day at the junior high level or teaching five one-hour classes at an elementary school, it's the perfect way to have some face time with a classroom full of kids.