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.
Our research and evaluation team partners with an external evaluator, Quantitative Research Evaluation & Measurement (QREM), to analyze JA-Rocky Mountain’s impact. This effort focuses on measuring students’ understanding of our three pillars – financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Overall, we … Continue reading
As a Horace Mann insurance agent, Jerry Glunz works to build business relationships with schools by sponsoring school activities and educating educators about financial matters. Along the way, Jerry has found time to volunteer with JA. “I heard about JA … Continue reading
Junior Achievement’s Flagship Program Since 1919. Preparing Teen Entrepreneurs For 2019. Denver is one of 14 incubator sites included in the learning launch for the reimagined JA Company Program. Under the guidance of their teacher and a JA volunteer, students … Continue reading