Work Readiness        -      Entrepreneurship       -     Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.          August 2016

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

Business Hall of Fame 
September 8, 2016

November 10-15, 2016

JA Inspire
November 18, 2016

Celebrity Waiter
February 25, 2017 

Who's Who" Golf Classic
May 12, 2017
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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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
Brazoria County Business Hall of Fame

Join us for the September 8th
Brazoria County Business Hall of Fame as we induct the following 4 Laureates.

Reception Sponsor 

Awards Sponsor
Dow logo

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

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



Fall & Spring Volunteer Opportunities

  • Mentor in the classrooms 
  • Join the JA Board
  • Help out on an event Committee
  • Solicit auction items/sponsors
  • Help repackaging kits for youth

Call Tova to volunteer at 979.549.0805


THANK YOU all who participated in the "WHO'S WHO" GOLF CLASSIC
 to raise funds for JA's Financial Literacy Programs
Who's 2016 
Junior Achievement's 25th annual "Who's Who" Golf Classic Sponsored by Innovative Cleaning Solutions took place Friday, May 13th at the Wilderness.  Although the tourney had two full flights planned, inclement weather rained out the afternoon flight.
Local industry & Community leaders got involved in giving back by donating their golf game to Junior Achievement. JA's "Who's Who" guest golfers this year included: Art Orscheln-Chevron Phillips Operations Manager, Chris Witte- Sr. VP & General Mgr at BASF, Gary Crabtree- Sr.Director at TX Operations-SI Group, Gary Grider-Maintenance Mgr Chevron Phillips, Greg Devereux-Business Leader Acrylontirile Ascend, Matt Hanks-Brazoria County Engineer, Rick Pena-Freeport LNG Terminal Mgr, Shane Pirtle- Port Freeport Commissioner, Travis Jackson-Dow Maintenance Group Leader, Tony Barre-Maintenance/Reliability Director - Hydrocarbons & Energy Dow Chemical, Wayne McDowell-Chevron Phillips Plant Manager.

Winners for the morning flight included:
First Place Low Gross Morning Team Innovative Cleaning Solutions including Andy Burdge, Tommy Keyworth, Will Petty, Greg Devereux.
First Place Low Net Morning Team Innovative Cleaning Solutions consisting of Butch Burdge, Tommy Choaes, Matt Stano & Mark.
Second Place Low Net Morning Team Freeport LNG consisting of Jay Trevino,  Jeff Reynolds,  Roy Montelongo and Richard Ross
Third Place Low Net Morning Team Brock consisting of JJ Barrera, Corey Pierce,
Kevin Heble and Ozzie Martinez

Launched in 1956, Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, the local division of JA USA, presents the "Who's Who" Golf Classic to the community as a way to raise funds for over 8,000 students annually.  Junior Achievement offers free financial literacy, entrepreneurial and work readiness programming geared to help kids make the right choices, keeping them in school, and educating them in order to help them become self-sufficient adults.
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
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 8th grade students in a job awareness fair. The job awareness fair will enable students to interact with business representatives and see displays from hand-picked industries. 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.
  • Seeking Select Career Speakers
  • Event Sponsors
  • Meal Sponsors
  • Day of Volunteers
It's a Win-Win