Introducing your human capital in the not-so-distant future.
“When I grow up and get a great job, in my heart, I will remind myself that I owe it all to you.”—Amanda, 5th grade
Supporting JA is one business decision you’ll never regret. Whether your company signs on to provide classroom volunteers or to sponsor an event, you’re making a solid investment in the next generation of Colorado workers. Who knows? Your future VP of Sales may be sitting in a kindergarten classroom right down the street from your business.
At JA, we know the 21st-century working world brings with it a significant shift in what’s expected of successful workers and responsible adults. Our youth entrepreneurship programs and experiential learning process is based on three pillars that help better prepare our youth for these challenges.
- Entrepreneurship — JA students recognize opportunities and organize resources to maximize innovative thought and creative activity.
- Financial Literacy — Our students have the personal financial knowledge necessary to effectively meet personal fiscal challenges and obligations, take advantage of economic opportunities, and plan courses of action to achieve goals.
- Workforce Readiness — JA students possess the knowledge, attitudes and skills required to demonstrate their readiness to successfully engage in meaningful and productive work.
American Furniture Warehouse (AFW), which is headquartered in Englewood, is one of the top retail furniture companies in the U.S. AFW President and CEO Jake Jabs credits his organization’s success to “the basic American philosophy of hard work, long hours, … Continue reading
Cari Winkler is a standout student and JA champion at the University of Denver. She has been a Junior Achievement volunteer for two years. “During my sophomore year of college I really wanted to get involved in schools in Denver,” … Continue reading
The JA Apple Society was created to thank and recognize our amazing classroom volunteers for their dedication to JA’s mission. This exclusive recognition is earned by a steadfast commitment to engaging with students multiple times. Denver-area volunteers who inspired 250, 500, … Continue reading