You: a gift worth sharing

January 1, 2017 9:39 pm

It’s 2017! And as the new year beams brightly ahead of us, I’m happily reflecting on the holidays and the many gifts shared with friends and family. Some were practical – socks, kitchen gadgets, boots. Other gifts were the “as seen on TV” wacky things. And still other gifts took time to create, and came… Read More

Harvard’s recognition of JA Finance Park

December 21, 2016 4:34 pm

JA Finance Park, presented by Empower Retirement, is one of JA-Rocky Mountain’s most popular and engaging programs for middle and high school students.  Recently, JA Finance Park was recognized by Harvard University’s Global Education Innovation Initiative as a program with innovative curriculum and pedagogical practices related to 21st century skills in financial literacy education. Harvard has added… Read More

Partner companies receive top honor for volunteerism

December 20, 2016 10:29 pm

JA-Rocky Mountain is proud to recognize 23 partner companies that recently received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award. Created in 2003 by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the award recognizes organizations that contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. In 2006, JA became an official certifying organization for this award… Read More

Volunteer helps JA reach Estes Park students

December 19, 2016 5:31 pm

Professionalism, business savvy, humor, drive, kindness.  Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) volunteers share all sorts of skills, personality traits and experiences when they enter JA classrooms to help young people envision their futures. Dean Belka and his wife Sue, long-time JA volunteers and part-time residents of Estes Park, CO, add vision and leadership to the mix…. Read More

AT&T helps JA bring financial experiences to at-risk students

December 12, 2016 12:36 pm

Through its signature philanthropic initiative called AT&T Aspire, AT&T is helping Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, and more than 50 JA areas across the country, reach at-risk students. In addition to the company’s  financial support, which totals more than $800,000 nationally, AT&T employees serve as valued mentors, committing significant time to helping students learn, develop confidence and… Read More

JA Finance Park and Kids for Colorado Gives teach the value of philanthropy

November 28, 2016 9:02 pm

For more than five years, the Community First Foundation and JA-Rocky Mountain have partnered to educate Colorado’s young citizens about the importance of charitable giving.  In fact, the Community First Foundation was the first to step up as a philanthropy sponsor when we launched JA Finance Park in 2011, a hands-on money management simulation for… Read More

Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge

November 28, 2016 6:28 pm

More than 550 students from 11 area high schools competed in the Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge on Nov. 11 at Colorado State University. The JA Stock Market Challenge is a live stock market simulation game, featuring teams of high school students who compete to see who can grow their initial $500,000 investment into… Read More

12th Annual JA Stock Market Challenge Corporate Event

November 15, 2016 5:10 pm

The JA Stock Market Challenge corporate event, presented by Bank of America and sponsored by Husch Blackwell, raised $217,000 and engaged more than 350 adults in competing for the highest net worth and highest portfolio growth. In the end, SM Energy took home the trophy for highest net worth. The McDonough’s Dream Team from Charles Schwab… Read More