2015/16 JA Bowl-A-Thon Raises More Than $1 Million

July 29, 2016 5:44 pm

It’s no surprise that the JA Bowl-A-Thon is JA-Rocky Mountain’s largest fundraiser of the year and a top team-building opportunity for corporations in Colorado. Imagine thousands of business professionals teaming up for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition to raise money to help JA provide financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial programs to local… Read More

Robin Wise

JA brings critical learning to today’s education landscape

July 29, 2016 2:28 pm

I enjoy shopping, and I love a good sale. Marketers see me coming from a mile away and do a fabulous job of tempting me with a darling handbag, a sassy pair of shoes, or a new golf club. After all, and I NEED them, and look how much money I’ll save, right? At JA,… Read More

Golf tournament raises $405,000 to support local JA programs

July 1, 2016 5:34 pm

Participants of the 2016 Bank of America Junior Achievement Golf Classic, presented by RE/MAX, LLC., helped Junior Achievement (JA) raise $405,000 to help ensure that Front Range schools continue to receive JA’s world class programming at no cost. This premier event held on June 27, 2016 at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colo. included a… Read More

Why not be a little disruptive?

June 29, 2016 2:57 pm

I like to be disruptive, it’s true. I like to take calculated risks, shake things up and color outside the lines.  I embrace that role. Being disruptive is often viewed as adverse; the Latin root isdisrumpere, which means”to break apart.” So, naturally we think about breaking someone’s  concentration, breaking a glass, or breaking apart a… Read More

You may need to remind yourself: These are high school students on summer vacation

June 29, 2016 2:41 pm

A volunteer exclaimed, “Speaking with these students today has completely changed my outlook on the next generation.”  This comment followed the JA Business Week Entrepreneurship lunch where more than 20 entrepreneurs sat at tables full of business week students and shared their experience and provided mentoring to young people hoping to run their own businesses… Read More

An Unforgettable Experience

June 28, 2016 9:20 pm

Attending JA Business Week for the first time, I was hoping to get a taste of the business world; something to give me an understanding of business and whether it’s something I want to pursue. What I ended up getting out of the week was that – and so much more.  Going from a messy… Read More

E-Mentoring Provides Students with Insights into Entrepreneurship

June 28, 2016 9:19 pm

I participated in the 2016 JA Business Week E-mentoring session held at Johnson & Wales University.  This session was similar to  “speed dating” or what I called “speed mentoring.” I talked with six or seven rounds of six to seven students. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the kids would respond to their… Read More

So, What Exactly IS Business Week?

June 28, 2016 9:16 pm

As a first year JA Business Week student with virtually no previous business experience, I was pleasantly surprised when I was moved to the Track 2 project working with Smoke Barbecue food truck. I had no idea what I was in for and clearly remember one of my company members on the first day asking,… Read More

JA Business Gives Kids Vital Skills

June 28, 2016 8:45 pm

As a first-time Company Advisor (CA) who never had the opportunity to attend JA Business Week as a student, I had no idea what the week would have in store for me. I’d heard the hype from veteran CAs and Junior Achievement staffers, but – as I sat in the auditorium with my Company C… Read More

The Good Stuff You Don’t Learn in School

June 28, 2016 8:41 pm

When I first attended JA Business Week following my sophomore year in high school, I was skeptical of what I was getting myself into. I asked myself WHY? Why would I even consider spending my summer doing more school work and sitting all day in classrooms? Well, believe it or not, just a few weeks… Read More

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