JA Launches High School Leaders Program in Northern Colorado

January 2, 2018 6:33 pm

JA launched its JA High School Leaders Program with University Scools in Greeley last fall. The program engages high school students as JA volunteers who deliver JA curriculum while serving as role models to K-3 students. JA worked with students from University High School’s Wealth Management class. “JA made this experience amazing for my students,” said… Read More



A New Year, A New Approach

January 2, 2018 3:58 pm

Through JA programming, Hannah Phillip and her classmates wrote a business plan; developed a budget; produced, marketed and sold water bottles; and made a $4,300 profit. Hannah and her fellow entrepreneurs went on to donate the money they made to help bring safe drinking water to communities in need around the world. Hannah credits her… Read More



SM Energy Uniquely Contributes to JA and Financial Education

January 2, 2018 3:44 pm

Some might consider 13 an unlucky number. For JA-Rocky Mountain (JA) and SM Energy; however, it’s anything but. In fact, it represents the number of years our two organizations have worked together to help young people understand how to manage and own their future economic success. SM Energy is an independent exploration and production company… Read More



JA Partners Recognized for Outsanding Volunteer Service

January 2, 2018 10:00 am

JA-Rocky Mountain is proud to recognize 24 partner companies that recently received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award. Created in 2003 by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the award recognizes organizations that contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. In 2006, JA became an official certifying organization for this award because… Read More



TransUnion Invests in Strengthening Financial Literacy

December 12, 2017 4:00 pm

As part of a grant awarded to Junior Achievement-USA, JA-Rocky Mountain received funds from TransUnion to support student outreach during the 2017/18 school year. In addition to funding, TransUnion professionals rolled up their sleeves to work directly with young people, and helped students in elementary through high school grades understand the importance of money management… Read More



Technology: Integral to shopping, charitable giving and JA

November 30, 2017 10:55 pm

It’s shopping season – that time of year when retailers battle for gift-giving dollars and Black Friday and Cyber Monday become sacred holiday shopping days. Interestingly, Cyber Monday has overtaken Black Friday as the biggest shopping day of the year. Online giving is growing as well, up 7.9% in 2016. Online, we can research and… Read More



We are Thankful for You!

November 21, 2017 3:30 pm

Thank you for helping students transform “I can’t” into “I CAN!”  



Former teacher helps other educators bring vital JA programs to students

October 25, 2017 7:20 pm

Many years ago, as a high school teacher, I received a phone call from a Junior Achievement program manager who informed me that I had been assigned a Junior Achievement volunteer. This volunteer would be visiting my classroom every Friday for an entire semester to present the JA Company Program to my students. Evidently, the… Read More



Jeff Finn Brings Entrepreneurial Insights into Classroom

October 25, 2017 7:14 pm

November is National Entrepreneur Month, and what better way to celebrate than to honor one of Junior Achievement’s volunteers who has excelled in their entrepreneurial career? Meet Jeff Finn, a successful Denver entrepreneur who has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech, telecom and software industries. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in… Read More





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