Energy Companies Power JA

May 1, 2018 9:36 pm

Colorado energy companies comprise a large portion of JA supporters.  In fact, during the Spring JA Bowl-A-Thon season, several companies are participating in the JA Bowl-A-Thon Energy Challenge, competing to see which company raises the most money overall, and which company raises the most money per bowler. The Energy Challenge winners will be announced in… Read More



Reaching Rural Students Requires Innovative Partnerships

May 1, 2018 3:01 pm

By Elizabeth Winn,  JA District Director, Northern Colorado & Wyoming I’m a product of rural America (and a proud one at that). I grew up in the Nebraska panhandle in a small town not far from my grandparents’ farm. Rural communities feed America through farming and ranching and supply most of the country’s energy. I… Read More



Chuck Knezevich: A Committed JA Volunteer on the Move

April 30, 2018 2:28 pm

After a career spent in manufacturing, computers and project management, Charles (Chuck) Knezevich now spends much of his free time mentoring young people. In addition to working with high school students through his volunteer work with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Chuck has volunteered with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) since 2011, working primarily with elementary school students… Read More



JA-Rocky Mountain Board Member Receives National Award for Volunteerism

March 28, 2018 10:09 pm

We are proud to announce that Steve Kinsley, JA-Rocky Mountain board member and president of Kinsley Meetings, has been chosen from hundreds of thousands of U.S. volunteers as one of 10 recipients of Junior Achievement’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence, recognizing leadership in support of… Read More



JA Partners Inspire Students and Support Business Values by Sponsoring Curriculum

March 28, 2018 1:14 pm

A high school sophomore from Denver Public Schools enters a corporate office for the first time. She sees how professionals dress and interact, and she has the opportunity to learn what they do, why they like it, and what education they needed to get there.  Another student participates in a one-hour discussion with a corporate CEO… Read More



New York Life Supports Financial Literacy in Rural Colorado

March 27, 2018 3:47 am

Rural education in Colorado is facing significant challenges. A primary concern, as noted in Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s 2018 State of the State address, is the growing shortage of educators in small rural communities. New York Life Insurance Company is bolstering education in rural areas through a Community Impact Grant of $20,000 presented to JA specifically… Read More



Satisfied Volunteers and Employers = Better Outcomes for Students

February 28, 2018 10:16 pm

Last month I joined JA executives from across the U.S. for a think tank on volunteerism from a corporate perspective. Leaders from some of the nation’s most successful and admired companies including Honda, HSBC, KPMG, JP Morgan Chase, and Fidelity, shared their ideas about engaging their employees in the community. It was hugely interesting to… Read More



Advice from a leading JA Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser

February 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Each year, more than 4,000 participants team up with friends and colleagues to bowl for JA students during the JA Bowl-A-Thon. These dedicated supporters aren’t just bowling – they’re raising more than $1 million to ensure that students in Colorado and Wyoming receive JA programs at no cost. Byron Ferguson, software development manager with Nelnet,… Read More



TIAA: 100 Years of Client and Community Service

February 27, 2018 7:23 pm

TIAA marks its 100th Anniversary this year – one hundred years of helping public and nonprofit employees manage their financial futures and realize their dreams.  To celebrate this monumental achievement, TIAA employees are giving back to their local communities during TIAA’s 100 Days of Difference, March 5 to June 12. TIAA employees will participate in… Read More





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