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IEA was founded in 1997 by Regina Rogers and the late Julie Rogers to perpetuate Ben Rogers’ legacy of helping children achieve dignity and respect through knowledge, compassion, understanding, and love.

Mission: The mission of Inspire, Encourage, Achieve (IEA) is to initiate and support educational

programming and rehabilitative services for at-risk youth in Southeast Texas by inspiring and

encouraging them to achieve.

“IEA is fun, educational, and has helped me stay out of trouble. I have enjoyed attending IEA activities and

it has improved my attitude and my discipline.”

“Because of IEA, I have learned what smoking and drinking can do to your life. I really like IEA because it’s

a good place for me with good people that work there. They have helped me stay off the streets.”

– Ben’s Kids Participants

Creating Paths to Bright Futures

"Success is the sum

of all small efforts,

repeated day in and

day out."

-Robert Collier

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