CenterPoint Energy is a longtime local and state supporter of the Texas Scholars program. Texas Scholars is a community-driven program designed to motivate all students to complete a rigorous high school curriculum. This program emphasizes "on level" and above courses in mathematics, science, social studies and language arts-courses that will make our students competitive in the global economy. Since 2002, CenterPoint Energy representatives have made more than 1,200 Texas Scholars presentations to an audience of more than 40,000 students.
Junior Achievement educates students on the fundamentals of business, economics and the free enterprise system. The classes are taught by volunteers from the business community and CenterPoint Energy employees have participated in the program for over 60 years. Scott Prochazka, President of CenterPoint Energy Electric Operations, currently serves on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. Our annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraising event in August 2011 raised more than $45,000.