Students from mountain communities visit Denver businesses, gain financial know-how

October 17, 2016 3:32 pm

Throughout the 2016/17 school year, mountain communities will visit Denver to participate in Junior Achievement’s JA Destination Success program. Students will visit three Denver-area businesses to gain insights into the workplace and the skills needed to succeed. Steamboat Springs Middle School students, for example, are partnered with Comcast, Noble Energy and Root Sports. Professionals from… Read More

A Key JA Lesson: Embrace Your Fears

October 3, 2016 9:40 am

It’s the month of ghosts and goblins, trick or treaters and facing those things that go bump in the night. October also means we’re in the groove of a new school year, working closely with teachers and our volunteers to help students explore new ideas, develop new skills and, yes, face their fears. And while… Read More

For work that is real

September 1, 2016 2:29 pm

As we head into the 2016/17 school year, I’m thrilled to celebrate a milestone anniversary as president and CEO of JA-Rocky Mountain. Twenty-five years. It’s been an amazing journey. And if you count the years that I was a JA student, I’ve been a part of JA a lot longer than I care to admit!… Read More

University volunteer learns alongside students

August 29, 2016 9:24 pm

Many of us have heard the old adage that the best way to learn something is to teach it. This certainly is the case for many JA-Rocky Mountain volunteers who spend time reviewing and strengthening their own economic and financial management knowledge in order to effectively teach JA programs.  And, for university student volunteer Paulina Cisneros,… Read More

JA Kick Start Your Future: A Valuable Collaboration for Denver’s Kids

August 29, 2016 9:19 pm

For a second year, JA-Rocky Mountain partnered with the Denver Police Department, the Denver Mayor’s office and several other organizations to offer JA Kick Start Your Future–  a week-long summer program designed to give at-risk students a place to learn valuable tools that will help them be successful in life and in the business world…. Read More

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