Work Readiness        -      Entrepreneurship       -     Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.         October 2018

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

Angleton Lanes
Nov 2, 2018 - 5-8PM

Angleton Lanes
Nov 3, 2018 - 2-5PM

Angleton Lanes
Nov 6, 2018 - 1-4PM

Angleton Lanes
Nov 7, 2018 11-2PM

Angleton Lanes
Nov 7, 2018 - 3-6PM

(Dow Sponsored)
Clute Intermediate
Nov 15, 2018

(Chevron Phillips Sponsored)
Brazosport College
Nov 16, 2018
Lanier Middle School
Nov 15, 2018

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
State Rep. 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-Wells Fargo
Jaqueline McMahon-Woodforest
Kevin Meyer-Dow Chemical
Jerry Monical-Wood Group
Butch Murrell-G C Mechanical
Marinell Music-Lucy Goos Market
Dan Rader-Dow Chemical
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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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
Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon
Nov 2-7, 2018
Angleton Lanes

You don't have to be a great bowler to be successful. All you need is enthusiasm. You'll join hundreds of other bowlers to raise funds for Junior Achievement and have a great time doing it! The dollars generated from this event help provide in -school education programs for more than 8,000 students in grades Kindergarten - 12 th grade. By teaching young people about free enterprise and basic money management, JA is helping train tomorrow's business leaders. The Bowl -A-Thon is a fun filled way to support the youth in our community and also a great team building event. 

Simply volunteer to be a part of a five person team. Obtain at least $50 in pledges from friends, neighbors, colleagues and acquaintances and you are ready to bowl three games for JA. (Those with $50 or more go into a drawing for up to $500 cash)

Angleton Lanes,
1040 S. Velasco, Angleton, TX
(Time slots can also be booked per Company request)

Friday, Nov. 2 - 5:00-8:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 3 - 2:00-5:00 PM 

Tuesday, Nov. 6  - 1:00-4:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 7 - 11:00-2:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 7 - 3:00-6:00 PM

SPONSORSHIPS are still being accepted.   Your company can be an Event Sponsor, Lane Sponsor, donate a raffle or goodie bag item. Get them in ASAP so you can be recognized item.  so you can be recognized on the event publicity and signs at the Bowling alley. Please join the 
 (For inclusion on programs - please respond by 10/11/18)


Event Sponsor
Program Sponsor- 
United Way

Luncheon Sponsor-$3,000

Hospitality Room Sponsor -$1,000

T-shirt Sponsors-$250
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Killum Pest Control
Junior Achievement always has Volunteer 
& Community Service Opportunities

Click a link above or call us 979.549.0800 or 0805
Brazoria County Business Greats Honored
Hall of Famers2018
The fourteenth annual Brazoria County Business Hall of Fame to honor local greats was held Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Lake Jackson Civic Center. The evening started with a reception sponsored by BASF.

Then the recognition began with State Representative Dennis Bonnen as the evening's Emcee. First up were the Beutel, Curry, Lowrey scholarships. These $1,000 - $1,500 scholarships are presented to a senior from area high school. This year's recipients included:
Alvin H.S. - Prentice James   Brazoswood H.S. - Reona Nagata
Manvel H.S. -Rosalie Read   Pearland H.S.-Chris Tatum*           
Sweeny H.S. - Hailey Allen

The best overall essay winner who shared his essay with the crowd was Chris Tatum of Pearland High School.

Presidential Volunteer Service Awards were presented to individuals serving over 100 hours of volunteer time and groups serving more than 500 hours. The recipients are: Group Awards went to:  BASF, Brazosport College, Dow Chemical, Brazosport College, Chevron Phillips & TDECU. 
Individual Awards went to: Anne Allstott, Glenn Campbell, Joyce Chapa, Joseph Effenberger, Sarah Heimeyer, Ashleigh Howell and Marinell Music.                         

The 2017-18 Educator of the Year award was presented to Dianne Thompson of Brazosport ISD. Dianne has helped to coordinate the Junior Achievement JA-in-a-Day event at Clute Intermediate for the past ten years.  This includes all of the logistics of the day including: training teachers, coordinating students and monitoring the entire event.
Anne Allstott of TDECU was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year. Anne started volunteering with JA 9 years ago, as a Celebrity Waiter event committee member and then shortly after, started teaching Financial Education in the classrooms.

The evening culminated with the induction of the four individuals of Brazoria County who have demonstrated outstanding overall business achievement, outstanding entrepreneurial achievement, recognition by his/her profession regarding a significant contribution to the success of that organization, courageous thinking and actions, inspiring leadership, visionary/innovative leadership, community mindedness and high moral and ethical principles consistently throughout their professional lives. Those individuals include:
Shirley Dill Brothers of Alvin
Carol Ann Frazer Davis of Brazoria
Huey P. "Curly" Soileau of Angleton
Kenneth K. Vernor of Lake Jackson

Thank you to all the sponsors 
who made the evening possible.
HOF sponsors 18

JA is seeking a classroom consultant at Alvin's Mark Twain 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  
Are you ready to make a difference?
We are looking for volunteers for 2 upcoming JA-in-a-day events: 

Clute Intermediate School
Nov 15, 2018

Lanier Middle School
Dec 18, 2018

A JA-in-a day program brings 18-20 classroom volunteers to the school for a one day event.  
Traditional volunteer opportunities are also available in the following school districts:
Traditional programs are taught for 30-45 minutes per session over the course of 5-6 weeks. 
Contact Tova Heimeyer
to find out how you can get involved.