Education Foundation and Programs

In 2012, Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas launched a new educational initiative called TOGGLE 2.0. This program consists of two separate educational opportunities: Laws of Life and In Pursuit of Ethics.

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TOGGLE 2.0 is part of the Southeast Texas BBB’s “future workforce” programming. This initiative has the potential to impact every junior high and high school student within the BBB’s 8 county service area, including the Bolivar Peninsula. The BBB’s goal is to educate the future consumers and business leaders of southeast Texas by empowering young people with ethics-based training, providing tools that will help them make positive, integral choices in life, home, school and when they enter the workforce, and prevent them from falling victim to fraud.

Laws of Life Essay Contest

An ethics-based essay initiative that encourages junior high/middle school students to reflect and write about their “laws of life” or ideals by which they strive to live their life. Forgiveness, compassion, love, fairness and appreciation are some of the topics students write about in their essays. Students are prompted to examine their core values and through the program are given tools to help them understand and develop positive character ethics. Participating teachers provide us with feedback about their Laws of Life experience. Through the program teachers and parents better understand their students and the things that they are struggling with.


In Pursuit of Ethics LogoA highly interactive, dynamic, video-based training program that poses common ethical scenarios and questions that students encounter on a regular basis. The series promotes lively group discussion and allows participants to identify how to decide what behavior is ethical. These are audience-driven video dramatizations that demonstrate the consequences of ethical or unethical behaviors, which are geared toward high school and college level students. To watch a sample video clip of one module go to:

For more information about TOGGLE 2.0 and how it can benefit your campus, students, business and employees, please contact: Risa Carpenter, Education Foundation Coordinator 409.835.5951 x110