• Blog: JA Every Day

    Cutting through the clutter

    Right now, your in-box and social media accounts are probably overflowing with opportunities for you take action, join now, hurry in, or sign up today. Now, imagine this magnified by 1,000 and you have a glimpse into the lives of … Continue reading

    November 23rd, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, President's Message

    What does it mean to be work ready?

    “Work” and “ready” are simple words that should be easy to define yet there is a vexing problem facing American businesses: today’s graduating students lack basic workplace skills and are unprepared to participate in a meaningful way in their employers’ … Continue reading

    November 6th, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, President's Message

    More than financial connections made through JA

    When Joe Farley, Data Entry Specialist at UniWyo Federal Credit Union in Laramie, Wyoming, entered Ms. Ward’s 6th grade classroom in the spring of 2011, he was eager to help students make meaningful connections with principles of economics and personal … Continue reading

    November 3rd, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, Volunteer

    Building on Colorado’s entrepreneurial legacy

    As the city basks in the success of another tremendous Denver Startup Week, it is evident that an entrepreneurial spirit is part of our identity as Coloradoans. Our state was built by resilient pioneers who conquered new frontiers to make … Continue reading

    October 2nd, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, President's Message

    JA opens the door for students

    While JA’s mission centers on teaching financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to as many students as possible, there is a concentrated effort to reach low income students in our communities. During the 2014/15 school year, 46% of the students who participated in JA … Continue reading

    October 1st, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, Partners

    JA comes full circle, empowering one family’s future

    Cassandra Ilich of Colorado Federal Savings Bank has been a JA volunteer since 2014. In just a years’ time, Cassandra has impacted over 250 students and become a JA Apple Society Member by teaching JA programs such as JA Finance Park, … Continue reading

    September 30th, 2015Posted in Alumni, Blog: JA Every Day, Volunteer

    Inspiring students to be FutureSmart

    On Tuesday, November 10, 2016 more than 2,000 Junior Achievement students will take part in MassMutual’s FutureSmart Challenge at the Pepsi Center. In partnership with MassMutual and the Denver Nuggets, the FutureSmart Challenge is a financial education program that offers … Continue reading

    September 30th, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, Financial Literacy, Partners

    Startup Week’s top teen business wins startup capital

    The Denver Office of Economic Development honors the best and brightest ideas in small business through the JumpStart BizPlan Awards, presented by Deloitte and and U.S. Bank. Judges selected three early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch their concepts at a live event on … Continue reading

    September 29th, 2015Posted in Alumni, Blog: JA Every Day, Students

    2015 JA Apple Society

    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

    September 1st, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, Volunteer

    “We have built a clear momentum”

    What do I want to be when I grow up? This is something that every child wonders about. Fortunately for Eagle County students, Kevin Armitage and more than 60 other community members from dozens of local companies are stepping out … Continue reading

    August 31st, 2015Posted in Blog: JA Every Day, Volunteer

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