Work Readiness        -      Entrepreneurship       -     Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.         November 2017

Junior Achievement: Empowering young people to  own their economic success.
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Giving Tuesday
JA Office 
Nov 28, 2017

Lake Jackson Civic Center
March 3, 2018

Wilderness
May 11, 2018

JA in-a-Day
Lanier Middle School
May 15, 2018

Clute Intermediate
May 21, 2018

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Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, Inc.
Junior Achievement 
Board of Directors
2017-2018

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
Marinell Music
Dan Rader
Lynne Robbins
Tim Rowe
Paula Schroller
Ravi Singhania
Ed Smolen
Jackie St. Pierre
Monica West

Applications for Board Members are being taken for this fiscal year.  979.549.0800
jaofbrazoria@sbcglobal.net
017 - 2018 Grant Funders
 
  Brazoria County
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ChevronPhillips logo
Dow logo

Union Pacific
 
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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.

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
jaofbrazoriapromgr@sbcglobal.net
GIVING TUESDAY 

How will you make a difference on #GivingTuesday? #Volunteer with #JA or give a donation?
Giving Tuesday
Join us Tuesday, November 28th - Give back by helping repackage JA program kits at 225 Parking Way, Lake Jackson or make a tax deductible donation to JA to help reach youth with financial literacy education.
        Volunteer                        Donate Now
CELEBRITY WAITER

Join us Saturday,  March 3, 2018 for 
Our 31st Annual Celebrity Waiter Event
An evening of fun 
Dinner, Networking, Live & Silent Auction
             Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
           Lake Jackson Civic Center  
                 333 Hwy 332 E, Lake Jackson, TX 77566
           Why: Just because we're adults doesn't mean
                we have to grow up Plus we are helping kids.
 Call 979-549-0800 or jaofbrazoria@sbcglobal.net 
for reservations. 
CW-Wood Group
CW Zachry 2017
Email for a flyer and details now
JA INSPIRE
Thank you to each of the career speakers for taking the time to present your career and area of expertise to these 450 students, we truly appreciate it.
Al Durel-Port Freeport, Angela Dees-Texas Gulf Bank; Anne Allstott-TDECU; Cameron Proper-BASF; Deana Fuchs-Brazoria County Farm Bureau; Dr. Pat Walker-UTMB; Drew Ryder-On The River; Dustin Bergeron-Mammoet; Gad Eidels-BASF; George Braun-BASF; Glen Ducan-Chevron Phillips Chemical; Hannah McIntosh-Brazoria Veterinarian Clinic; James Fitch-Clute PD Patrol Captain; Janice McEwen-CHI St. Lukes Health Brazosport; Jay Barr-Brazosport College; Jesse Dodd-UTMB Jessica Piper-Olin; Jim Mahon-Candlewood Suites; Kaye Starustka-Baystar Group; Laurin Moore-OverNite Software; Leslie Fillip-BASF; Mary Hancock-CHI St. Lukes Health Brazosport; Meisha Wilson-UTMB Michael; Wedgeworth-UTMB; Nick Tabler-Freeport LNG; Nicole Rissky-Chevron Phillips Chemical; Oliva Garner-UTMB; Paul Kibodeaux-Lake Jackson PD Asst. Chief; Randy Moore-Dow Chemical; Tammy Netherland-Systran Inc; and Wendy Irwin-Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Thank you to each of our sponsors that made this day happen.  
FINANCIAL LITERACY 
Their Future Depends on it!

The staff and Board of Junior Achievement continue to offer our thoughts and prayers with each of those affected by the recent disasters and more than ever dedicate ourselves to our mission to empower youth PK-12th grade to become self-sufficient adults through fun interactive financial literacy, entrepreneurial and work readiness programming.  



JA BOWL-A-THON
BASF-Team Bowl

Braskem-Team Bowl
A special Thanks to all of our great sponsors.
BOWL-A-THON 
ART COMPETITION WINNERS
Summer Jones-1st Place andTitus Murphy-2nd Place sporting Summer's winning t-shirt design.

SHS art teacher, Debra Setzer with Abby Millsap-3rd place winner.

Thank you all for participating in this year's logo design competition.
BECOME A JA STEM VOLUNTEER
All materials and training are provided - they just need your experiences and enthusiasm.

The Case for STEM Role Models
By 2025, Forrester Research estimates that 7% of U.S. jobs will be eliminated due to automation and Artificial Intelligence. However, many jobs in healthcare, manufacturing and IT are possible without four-year degrees and offer endless potential for those who seek employment. While this career path with untapped potential remains open,   research   conducted by ORC International for Junior Achievement and EY shows that more than one-third of boys are pursuing a non-medical STEM Career, while only 11% of girls aspire to pursue a STEM career.
Research has shown that many students disengage from certain topics in school due to peer pressure and preconceptions by parents, teachers, and other important role models in their lives. This is especially problematic when it comes to encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM.  Junior Achievement has determined that nonprofits can play a role in addressing this problem by bringing in female professionals from the STEM industry into the classroom to share their experience with both girls and boys, breaking down barriers to girls' interest in STEM careers 

Call for questions or to volunteer at 
979.549.0805