Work Readiness        -      Entrepreneurship       -     Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.         November 2018

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

Lanier Middle School
Dec 18, 2018

(Chevron Phillips Sponsored)
Sweeny Junior High

LJ Civic Center
March 2, 2019
May 10, 2019
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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-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
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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
Chevron Phillips Chemical is the Title Sponsor for the third-annual JA Inspire event
Junior Achievement of Brazoria County recently collaborated with Brazosport College, Chevron Phillips Chemical, HEB Tournament of Champions, United Way grant, and other local businesses to bring local eighth-grade students an opportunity to explore career endorsement areas. 
More than 480 eighth-grade students from Columbia-Brazoria, Damon and Sweeny ISD's, as well as Angleton and Brazosport Christian Schools, participated in the JA Inspire event, which provided the chance to participate in a career exploration event that focused on hands-on, in-depth career study and a tour of the college.
Thank you to everyone who made this event a SUCCESS!
Dow sponsors STEM lessons in Economics 
for Clute Intermediate

19 local volunteers took on the task of teaching basic economics to over 250 Clute Intermediate eighth grade students last week in a collaborative effort with Junior Achievement.
Volunteers from Dow Chemical, Finley & Neal, First National Bank-LJ & TDECU empowered these students to make a career and financial choices that would afford them success in the real world.
This is the 12th year Dow Chemical has sponsored the Junior Achievement middle grade program for Clute Intermediate students.
Junior Achievement volunteers taught the "JA Economics for Success" Program which provides practical information about personal finance and the importance of identifying education and career goals based on a student's skills, interests and values. It also demonstrates the economic benefits of staying in school. 
Help Students SUCCEED
Volunteering with Junior Achievement allows children to learn financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills from business leaders like you!   
We hope to serve more than 8,000 students in PK-12 classrooms in Brazoria County and we need YOUR help! The experience is fun, rewarding, and impacts our most valuable resource: our students! 
See our Volunteer opportunities at our local schools at the links below or 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!
Junior Achievement always has Volunteer 
& Community Service Opportunities

Click a link above or call us 979.549.0800 or 0805
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  
Lanier 16
Are you ready to make a difference?
We are looking for volunteers for 2 upcoming JA-in-a-day events: 

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.  
Volunteers, We Value Your Opinion
  Junior Achievement USA® is embarking on a new strategic plan that focuses on creating efficient and effective volunteer engagement opportunities as a part of becoming a more strategic education partner in local communities across the country. As someone who has been a JA volunteer, we are seeking your insight as we look to shape the future of JA.
The volunteer engagement survey link will take less than ten minutes to complete.
The data will be compiled and used by JA USA and your JA Brazoria County to help us better understand our volunteer network and what matters most to you as a volunteer.
Thank you for support of Junior Achievement and for making a positive impact on your local community and the 4.8 million JA students across the USA.
JA Brazoria County, Staff.
  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.