IEA - Inspire, Encourage, Achieve 

The mission of IEA - Inspire, Encourage, Achieve - is to initiate and support 

educational programming and rehabilitative services for at-risk youth in 

Southeast Texas by inspiring and encouraging them to achieve.

Program Fact Sheet

Two Components

  • Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center (MRJJC): more than 300 detainees impacted annually
  • Outreach: over 150 youth impacted annually with direct services offered to youth enrolled in the organization’s Ben’s Kids Outreach Program, Parent Project, and Global Youth Service Activities - where additional support and resources are extended to their families through case management, referrals and parenting education/support groups.

Services Provided in Detention

  •   Individual and Group Counseling, including anger management and substance abuse intervention/education          
  • Academic Support
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga (in partnership with Love Yoga Studio)
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Service Coordination (between IEA, court, attorneys, probation officers, parents, and schools)  You can change your life” Speaker Series         
  • Gender specific Self-Care Classes

Outreach Services

  • Case management
  • Individual and Group Counseling (including anger management and substance abuse intervention and education)
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Academic remediation, including tutoring and literacy instruction

Monthly group meetings with

mentors and other volunteers

  • Parent counseling and support
  •  Annual summer enrichment experiences
  •  Jefferson County Juvenile Drug Court Coordination
  • Workforce development – Taste Our Success  Project (IEA coordinated job training activities with community partners)
  • Access to personal development opportunities (including equestrian therapy provided by Stable Spirits), community service, organized sports and recreational activities

Trust-Based Relational
Intervention

IEA - Inspire, Encourage, Achieve and
Spindletop Center in collaboration with
Lamar University, the Beaumont Police
Department and Jefferson County
Juvenile Probation helped build and
promote more trauma-informed
workplaces and practices with
vulnerable youth in Southeast Texas!
The organizations that attended the
training were provided with practical
tools needed to become better prepared
to care for the hearts and histories of
youth whose lives have been impacted
by difficult and disappointing life
experiences.

Over 100 professionals attended the
training, including officers from
Beaumont Police Department,
Jefferson County Juvenile Probation
staff, and representatives from
Jefferson County District Attorney's
Office.


The training provided research- informed strategies that have been field-tested and proven effective for
youth involved in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system as well as hose who are at-risk for exposure to
trauma and natural disasters.

With more trauma-informed
workplaces in Southeast Texas, we an build/strengthen relationships that counter fear- based behaviors
and stress responses among some of the most vulnerable youth in our community.

If you are interested in learning more about TBRI, please join us on TBRI Thursdays. Click the link below to view the dates,
times, and locations for each session!