Western Union Empowers Communities Through Financial Literacy

June 26, 2017 3:46 pm

Repeatedly, Western Union employees demonstrate their steadfast commitment to helping young people in the Denver Metro community – and around the world – understand and embrace financial literacy.  During the 2016/17 school year, 40 Western Union employees volunteered in classrooms at Fulton Elementary School in Aurora, Castro Elementary School in Denver, Cherokee Trail Elementary in… Read More



The Students Keep Me Coming Back to JA Business Week

June 26, 2017 3:22 pm

By: Joe Acker, JA Business Week Company Advisor Several years ago, I received an email regarding the need for judges at a Junior Achievement summer competition.  Without really knowing what it was, I decided to show up and volunteer.  I remember sitting there watching the students’ presentations about bicycles and reading their business plans.  When I… Read More



Roots and Wings

May 30, 2017 10:44 pm

We just finished celebrating our youngest son’s graduation from CSU. He finished his accounting degree and now we are in the process of packing him up to start his new job in DC. Holy cow! Wasn’t he just starting kindergarten five minutes ago? I know the term “commencement” means a beginning or a start… so… Read More



JE Dunn VP Mike Tilbury leads charge for JA

May 22, 2017 8:48 pm

There are countless ways to support Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA), and JE Dunn, a JA partner for more than 10 years, continually finds new and creative ways to do just that.  Mike Tilbury, vice president of JE Dunn Construction, joined the JA board of directors in March 2017.  While he is new to the board,… Read More



Otter Products: Inspiring Kids to Change the World

May 22, 2017 8:02 pm

It’s an amazing experience for high school students to tour Otter Products’ offices in Fort Collins. To see Otter Products professionals at work and to experience the creative and fun workplace is eye opening for many students who participate in JA Business Week. What’s even more amazing is to see those same students take what… Read More



Steeped in Tradition

May 2, 2017 3:01 pm

I recently had the awesome opportunity to take a bucket-list trip with dear friends to the 2017 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. They call the Masters “a tradition unlike any other” and I now understand why. It’s easy to equate the Masters with green jackets, but every aspect of the week is steeped in tradition…. Read More



Andy Bailey Bowls Over JA Staff and Students

May 1, 2017 10:45 pm

It all began with a bowling ball. Andy Bailey, Regional Lead of Community Engagement for AT&T’s Western States, was first exposed to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) when an employee team from the company participated in the JA Bowl-A-Thon. That first experience “set the ball in motion,” so to speak, for what would become a meaningful… Read More



State Farm Empowers Youth in Northern Colorado

May 1, 2017 10:31 pm

Thanks to a recent grant of $15K from State Farm, an increasing number of K-12 students in Larimer and Weld counties in Northern Colorado will benefit from JA programs. “We have experienced significant yearly growth in our local outreach efforts, and the potential for continued growth is huge,” said JA District Director Elizabeth Winn. “As… Read More



Prologis Demonstrates Long-term Commitment to Financial Education

May 1, 2017 10:22 pm

There’s a simple reason why Prologis is one of Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain’s (JA’s) top corporate partners – their multi-faceted approach to corporate social responsibility. Prologis has not only contributed more than $1.2 million to support JA programming during the past decade, but its employees have volunteered countless hours to bring learning to life in local… Read More



Spring JA Stock Market Challenge a Success

April 25, 2017 1:45 pm

Rock Canyon High School students continued their school’s winning streak at the 2017 JA Stock Market Challenge on April 6 and 7 at Charles Schwab’s corporate headquarters in Lone Tree. A team from Rock Canyon took home a first place trophy, along with student teams from Broomfield High School and West Early College. Six hundred… Read More





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