Work Readiness        -      Entrepreneurship       -     Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.         JANUARY 2019

Junior Achievement: Empowering young people to  own their economic success.

(Chevron Phillips Sponsored)
Sweeny Junior High
Feb. 12, 2019

LJ Civic Center
March 2, 2019
May 10, 2019
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Junior Achievement 
Board of Directors

Anne Allstott-Chair
Dianna Kile-Vice Chair
Marinell Music-Financial Officer

Naoko Akiya-Dow Chemical
Warren Allen-Dow Chemical
Anne Allstott-TDECU
Jimmie Birmingham-Area Print
House Speaker Dennis Bonnen
John Brau - Quorum
Darren Brooks - Shintech
Tammi Byrd-Rodan+Field
Steve Carroll-Republic Waste
Joyce Chapa-BASF Retired
Tim Daeschner-BASF
Tiffany Davis-Business Essentials
Matt Edquist-Patterson & Edquist
Tammy Fillip-Lamon's
Barbara Franklin-BC Com Found
Ranelle Hampy-Texas Gulf Bank
Jerry Hart-AFLAC
Kayla James-Chevron Phillips
Dianna Kile-Kile Consulting
Kevin Land-Dow Retired
Kristin Matter-Dow Chemical
Shalako McGinnis-Dow Chemical
Jaqueline McMahon-Woodforest
Kevin Meyer-Dow Chemical
Jerry Monical-Wood Group
Butch Murrell-G C Mechanical
Marinell Music-Lucy Goose Market
Lynne Robbins-Texas Gulf Bank
Tim Rowe-BASF
Paula Schroller-Testengeer
Ravi Singhania-Port Freeport
Ed Smolen-Dow Chemical
Larry Stanley-Retired Braz Co.
Jackie St. Pierre-Chevron Phillips
Mark Thornton-Zachry

Applications for Board Members are being taken for this fiscal year.  979.549.0800
2018 - 2019 Grant Funders
    Brazoria County
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Will Last a Lifetime!

A want versus a need. How to create and maintain a budget. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU!
If you've been meaning to make a contribution, now's the time. Your donation today makes it possible for students to take control of their future. 
"We hear all the time that kids can't balance a checkbook but the JA programs help them not only do these kinds of things but they help them to see what it takes to run a business. What are the economics that are involved in that?  It helps them run their own lives better." - B'Port teacher

You have the power to give a student the successful future they desire. A $25 gift supports a 5-12 week JA program for a student. Let them know they can count on you by making a one-time or reoccurring donation today.
About Junior Achievement
8,000 + young people at nearly 50 schools and organizations benefit from Junior Achievement of Brazoria County programs each year, with help from more than 300 dedicated volunteers. JA programs change lives by giving young people the tools to thrive and teaching three crucial lessons: personal financial responsibility, workforce readiness and entrepreneurial thinking. JA empowers young people to own their economic success. This mission is accomplished through volunteers who take the time to teach JA, provide role model behavior and establish a mentoring relationship with students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Junior Achievement of Brazoria County serves all school districts in the county as well as private schools, after school and in school groups and organizations.

Online Tool For Teens, Educators & Parents

JA, with the support of The Hartford, has launched  JA MyBiz Builder. It's a free online tool for teens, educators and parents.
With hands-on activities, this free tool allows teens to create and test a business plan.

Business leaders claim that the generation of students entering the workplace lacks many critical "soft" skills like problem solving and critical thinking, abilities that contribute to an individual's and an organization's success. Details here
Junior Achievement
of Brazoria County, Inc.
225 Parking Way
P.O. Box 83
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
979-549-0800 - Kim
979-549-0805 - Tova
866-297-5742 - Fax

Kim Effenberger,  President/CEO:

Tova Heimeyer,  Program Manager
  CW 2019   
Mark Your Calendars and call to RSVP Now before we are sold out.
Junior Ac hievement's Celebrity Waiter event is a great networking event featuring crazy decorated tables, top notch CELEBRITY waiters, dinner, live & silent auction, cash bar and the best themed/decorated table contest...  Companies, Political candidates, Families, Civic Organizations, etc. purchase a table or individual seats.  Table sponsors decorate the table (the crazier the better) and have a celebrity serve their table.  The Celebrity can be the plant manager, elected official or actual celebrity.  You can find your own or JA can help.  
We are also seeking:
  • Committee planning members 
  •  Event & Table sponsors 
  • Live auction donors 
  • Silent auction donors
  • Day of event volunteers
Call 979.549.0800 or 
for details
Save the date - better yet, go online and save your team and tent spot before they sell out. 

Help Students SUCCEED
Volunteering with Junior Achievement allows children to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills from a caring adult like you! 
The experience is fun, rewarding, and impacts our most valuable resource: our youth! 

(All materials and training is provided and you work out the schedule to fit yours.)
We have current Volunteer opportunities at these schools (plus others) for questions contact: Tova Heimeyer, Program Manager at

Thank you for supporting Junior Achievement and continuing to grow Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, and Work Readiness for our future leaders!
JA is seeking a classroom consultant at Angleton's Central Elementary to teach JA programs to every grade level and class. We need to hire someone ASAP. No lecture. Lots of games and activities. All materials and training is provided. Call JA 979.549.0800 for details or send resume to  
  We thank you and value your partnership in helping to further the mission of Junior Achievement to promote financial literacy, entrepreneurial and work readiness education in order to grow self-sufficient adults in Brazoria County.
We value you and would love your help 
in furthering our mission by:
We couldn't do it without you.
JA Brazoria County, Staff.