Chevron Phillips Chemical employees recently took part in Junior Achievement Day as they spoke with students about careers, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Sixteen Chevron Phillips Chemical employees spent time in the classroom at Kruse Elementary in the Pasadena Independent School District as part of the annual Junior Achievement Day event.
Junior Achievement Day volunteer and Chevron Phillips Chemical project engineer Yousuf Ahmed said the event was an opportunity for volunteers such as himself to be role models for students.
“It was impressive how quickly those first graders absorbed the JA lessons,” Ahmed said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as a role model in the community and play a vital role in shaping the next generation.”
Junior Achievement Day brings volunteers into the classrooms to help teach some of the school’s Junior Achievement programs and lessons. “Community” is one of the lessons done through the program and helps students learn aspects of creating jobs and learning how communities create revenue for things such as parks, schools and streets.
In addition to its Junior Achievement involvement, Chevron Phillips Chemical is also a title sponsor for Junior Achievement Inspire, an annual event in which eighth-graders from throughout Pasadena learn about various careers.