Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) is a recognized activity of Del Mar College, sponsored by Alpha Beta Gamma, the International Business Honor Society. It's purpose is to put Del Mar students and faculty into the classrooms of area schools, grades K-12, to teach students about business and economics in their everyday lives. Del Mar students are role models to students of various socio-economic backgrounds. JA encourages all students, whether business majors or not, men and women, to participate at any area school that currently sponsors, or is willing to sponsor, the program. Current sponsoring schools include: Miller, Chula Vista, Travis, Ingleside, Taft Middle, Coles, Steven F. Austin, Zavala, McFadden (TM), Annaville, Kaffie Middle, Ella Barnes, M. L Garza-Gonzales Charter, Evans Elementary, Sanders Elementary, Galvan, Smith, Yeager, Lane, Oak Park, Dawson, Club Estates, Luther Jones, Kostoryz, Sinton, Meadowbrook, East Elementary, Los Encinos and W.C. Andrews.

Junior Achievement itself is a national organization established almost 100 years ago.  Its original purpose was to put businessmen into high schools to teach students how to start their own businesses. It has expanded over the years to include age-appropriate lesson plans on all aspects of business and economics, including money, banking, marketing, job interviews, job search, community development, personal finance, management, production and accounting. Junior Achievement provides excellent teaching materials produced by national experts in education.


Junior Achievement is sponsored locally by Flint Hill's Refinery, H.E.B and other business such as Carolina Oil & Gas, Inc. Ms. Lenora Keas, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment
at Del Mar College, is among the business and community leaders on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of South Texas. Jayne Woodall is the area coordinator for Junior Achievement. Gary Livingston, Instructor of Economics in the Department of Business Administration, is the current campus interface with Ms. Woodall.


Several Del Mar faculty offer Junior Achievement as part of their courses, as extra credit, or for honors credit.







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