Work Readiness        -      Entrepreneurship       -     Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.          October 2016

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

Sweeny JH 
October 26, 2016

November 7-11, 2016

JA Inspire
November 18, 2016

Clute Intermediate 
December 1, 2016

Celebrity Waiter
March 25, 2017 

Who's Who" Golf Classic
May 12, 2017
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Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.

Junior Achievement 
Board of Directors

Anne Allstott-Chair
Dianna Kile-Vice Chair
Larry Stanley-Financial Officer

Jimmie Birmingham
State Rep. Dennis Bonnen
John Brau
Darren Brooks
Tammi Byrd
Steve Carroll
Joyce Chapa
Tim Daeschner
Tiffany Davis
Matt Edquist
Tammy Fillip
Barbara Franklin
Ranelle Hampy
Jerry Hart
Kevin Land
Shalako McGinnis
Jerry Monical
Butch Murrell
Lynne Robbins
Tim Rowe
Paula Schroller
Ravi Singhania
Jackie St. Pierre
Monica West

Applications for Board Members are being taken for this fiscal year.  979.549.0800
2016 - 2017 Grant Funders

Brazoria County
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Give Students a Gift That 
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.

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
Make a Strike for Education
Art Competition Winner
Noah Hysten-Sweeny JH
Bowl Angleton
November 7-11th

Monday, Nov. 7 - 11:00-2:00 PM
Monday, Nov. 7 - 2:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 8 - 2:00-5:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 9 - 11:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday, Nov. 9 - 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 11 - 2:00-5:00 PM

Join BASF, Chevron Phillips, The Care Coalition &  Tri M Storage in sponsoring the upcoming event.

Pick a time that works best for you or get 5 teams together and we can set a date just for your group.

Click Here  to register your team.
For questions contact Kim Effenberger 
at (979)549-0800 or via email
Fall & Spring Volunteer Opportunities
All materials and training are provided -
we just need your experiences and enthusiasm.

  • Mentor in the classrooms -
    (108 classrooms available now)
  • Join the JA Board - (3 openings available now)
  • Help out on an event Committee -
    (Bowl-a-thon, Celebrity Waiter, Golf, Businss Hall of Fame) 
  • Solicit auction items/sponsors (all events)
  • Help repackaging kits for youth -
    (Bring a friend, group, use as community service. We always have kits to rebuild)
Call for questions or to volunteer at 979.549.0800

JA Inspire - November 18, 2016  
Brazosport College
Be part of the solution....
JA Inspire will be JA Brazoria County's first and largest experience that engages 450 - 8th grade students in a job awareness fair. The job awareness fair will enable students to interact with business representatives and see displays from businesses in the career paths they need to choose for High School. Students will learn about the skills and education required for these jobs; and to develop individual career maps through materials and instruction provided by JA and participating companies.


We are Seeking

  • T-shirt Sponsors - (All donors of $250 + go on the t-shirts)
  • Hospitality Sponsors
  • Day of Volunteers
It's a Win-Win
Contact us for event details
Brazoria County Business Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Inductees, Scholarship Winners, Educator & Volunteer of the Year.
Thank you to all the sponsors who made this event possible.
John Barron, George Rau, Vicki Melass & Beaver Aplin

Reception Sponsor 
Awards Sponsor
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Table Sponsors
Allstate Insurance: Vicki Melass
Brazosport ISD
CenterPoint Energy
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Dow Chemical
Hawkins Lease/ TDEC, Inc.
Nalco Champion
Phillips 66
Port Freeport
Ron Carter Automotive Dealerships
SI Group
Stevens & Rau
State Farm-John Barron Agency
Texas Gulf Bank, NA

Addison Edgar-Columbia, Caitlin Westjohn-Sweeny, Logan Powell-Glenda Dawson, Rida Sarwar-Pearland, Aileen Loera-Manvel, Jack Rodriguez-Alvin, Elison Bowles-Brazoswood

Scholarship Donors
All American Pest Control
Amy & Tim Daeschner
Beaver Aplin
Bell & Crocker, LLC.
Bob & Lori Sipple
Brooke Merritt
CenterPoint Energy
Cesar Aquilar
Commissioner Dude Payne
Dick & Barbara Robie
Ed & Sue Zingleman
Elbert Insurance
Freeport Welding & Fabrication
Garrett Farms
Gary Crabtree
George & Janis Warny
IAD Architects
Melass Properties
NAC Construction, LLC
Perdue, Brandon, Fielders, Collins & Mott
Rodriguez CPR Group
Shirley Brothers
State Farm-John Barron
State Farm - George Franklin
Stevens & Rau
Team Aqua Pools & Spas
Vicki Ennis

Trailer Donor

Robin pate-Educator of the Year.
Adam Handly-Volunteer of the Year
Teachers Sign-Up Now 
for your Free 2016-17 JA Program

  • Volunteer presents JA Financial LIteracy, Entrepreneurial, Work Readiness program to PK-12th grade classrooms
  • Teacher is there for support and classroom management
  • JA provides all program materials & trains the volunteer
  • Schedule it for Fall or Spring semester to fit with your lesson plans
It's a Win for Students
Win for Teacher
Win for Volunteer