Billy Hibbs Jr. stands behind a podium in front of windows in a library

Third grade students at Ramey Elementary School joined Junior Achievement of Greater Tyler members and volunteers as they shared in the excitement when Mr. Billy Hibbs Jr. was announced the 2023 Hall of Fame Laureate. Mr. Hibbs will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at their fundraising event in the spring.

“We need to promote Junior Achievement because what this organization does is very important,” Hibbs Jr. said. ”I’ve been doing it for a long time, and I can tell you that a lot of the kids that go through these programs, they remember these things that they learn. They’ve come back and told me.”

Junior Achievement teaches students about work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship as they prepare and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. 

Local businesses and community volunteers bring interactive, age-appropriate programs to our classrooms. 

Hibbs is a past board chair, has taught classes, and stayed involved in the organization.