Chevron Phillips Chemical takes over classrooms at Kruse Elementary
Pasadena, TX
05/05/2017 08:00 AM

Sixteen employees from the company’s Pasadena facility participated in the event, also known as JA in a Day. This volunteer effort occurs every spring between Chevron Phillips Chemical and Pasadena ISD in which volunteers spend three hours in the classroom educating students about careers, financial literacy, community, and entrepreneurship.

First-time JA volunteer Yousuf Ahmed said the experience was just as educational to him as it was for the students. “It was impressive how quickly those first graders absorbed the JA lessons. I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve as a role model in the community and play a vital role in shaping the next generation,” said Ahmed, a project engineer at Chevron Phillips Chemical in Pasadena.

Junior Achievement is an ongoing community relations activity for Chevron Phillips Chemical with the company sponsoring Junior Achievement events in many of the domestic communities in which the company operates. In addition, Chevron Phillips Chemical is the title sponsor of JA Inspire, an annual event in which 8th-graders from across Pasadena explore different career fields in a conference-like setting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.


Employees Issac Schneberger and Haley Sparks explored different career fields with first-grade students at Kruse Elementary during JA in a Day.


Will Rommel and Kevin Wang discussed career exploration to an ESL first-grade class at Kruse Elementary during JA in a Day.


Chris Hicks and Jason Wright discuss the importance of community with first-graders at Kruse Elementary during JA in a Day.

Heather Betancourth
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