JA Alumni share their advice for high school graduates

April 30, 2016 4:57 pm

They’ve received their high school diplomas and are traveling down their individual paths to further education, career success and future happiness. So, what nuggets of knowledge and words of wisdom do JA Inspiration Scholarship recipients have for graduating seniors? Here’s a sampling of their advice. “The real difference between high school and college is that there… Read More

Comcast and JA help students understand global business

April 28, 2016 8:50 pm

We live in a global economy. In fact, some of America’s largest brands, including Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Starbucks, are companies that grew from humble beginnings in the United States to become global powerhouses. Globalization often is a vital component of today’s business landscape, and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA), is proud to partner with… Read More

Advice for graduates: poke holes in the darkness

April 28, 2016 8:09 pm

Spring is a time for new beginnings, which is certainly true for the 2016 graduates who are about to step into the “real world.” If you could give advice to these young people who are about to embark on the next chapter of their lives, what would it be? I’ve thought about this question a… Read More

Volunteer Sarah Saltzman’s passion for JA stands the test of time

April 28, 2016 7:41 pm

During her ten years of volunteer service to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA), Sarah Saltzman, Payroll Administrator for SM Energy, has taught nearly every grade level from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She has taught the traditional JA program as well as JA in a Day, and has served as a valued volunteer for JA Finance Park and… Read More

The power of practical hope

March 28, 2016 5:52 pm

For years, I’ve gotten caught up in the spirit of March Madness. And, it never fails that after the crowning of the National Champion I get a lump in my throat watching the “One Shining Moment” tournament highlights video sung by that legend Luther Vandross. It seems that whether or not people were basketball fans… Read More

Thank You Volunteers!

March 25, 2016 3:55 pm

Volunteers embody the heart of JA. Thank you for being part of our JA family!

University volunteer Tyler Kamnikar serves as teacher and student in JA classroom

March 24, 2016 9:34 pm

Tyler Kamnikar had no idea that he’d become a local celebrity when he began his academic service learning experience with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) at Foundations Academy in Brighton. A culinary arts student at Johnson & Wales University (JWU), Tyler joined other students from his Foundations of Leadership Theory class for a JA in a… Read More

TIAA Leads Support for JA College Connect

March 2, 2016 11:23 pm

Imagine a 12-year-old boy learning how to manage money and to envision his future from a 19-year-old college student who shares a similar background. That’s one of the many benefits of JA College Connect, a unique and expanding JA initiative that engages college students as JA volunteers. College Connect just makes sense and Denver-area financial… Read More

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