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JA Honored with Resolution

Junior Achievement Honored with Resolution at Brazoria County Days

March 26, 2013

State Representative Dennis Bonnen honored Junior Achievement of Brazoria County with a resolution during the Brazoria County day celebrations for their Peak Performance Team Award.; For the first time ever in the 57 year history of the organization JA Brazoria County received the Peak Performance award from its parent organization, Junior Achievement USA.; In order to qualify for this prestigious accolade, JA Brazoria County demonstrated a strong financial position and increases in revenue growth, market share, and student membership; the organization is the only one in the nation selected from a community of similar size, and it also earned the JA Summit Award in each of the past three years.

Established in 1956, JA Brazoria County is dedicated to giving children a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system, business, economics, and financial matters; the organization teaches area youth about money management, leadership, and career paths, and its programming encourages the pursuit of important educational goals; during the 2011-2012 school year, JA Brazoria reached more than 6,000 students in 7 school districts and private schools all across the county.

This dynamic JA chapter is ably guided by president Kim Effenberger with the assistance of program manager Stephanie Ward; in addition, it benefits by the dedicated efforts of a 25-member board, which includes local residents and business leaders, and by the contributions of 300+ community volunteers.

The resolution states that by promoting financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, Junior Achievement of Brazoria is helping young people build a strong foundation for success in the global economy, and its endeavors are indeed worthy of special recognition.; For more information about Junior Achievement of Brazoria County call (979) 549-0800.

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