Local JA Leader Receives National Honor

March 22, 2017 3:18 pm

We are proud to announce that Sandy Rothe, partner for Deloitte, has been chosen from more than 237,000 U.S. volunteers as one of 11 recipients of Junior Achievement’s most prestigious national award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. Junior Achievement’s Gold Leadership Award honors volunteer excellence, recognizing leadership in support of JA’s student impact, resources,… Read More

Colorado Nonprofit Association Honors JA-Rocky Mountain President Robin Wise

March 6, 2017 11:30 am

Today, Colorado Nonprofit Association hosted its annual Colorado Nonprofit Week Awards Luncheon in downtown Denver. This signature awards ceremony brought together community, nonprofit and business leaders to recognize seven individuals and one organization that have all positively impacted the Colorado nonprofit community. “Colorado communities thrive when individuals, nonprofits, for-profits and government work together,” said Renny… Read More

Kaiser Permanente’s JA coordinator leads long-term school partnership

February 28, 2017 4:01 pm

The partnership began in 2009, and it’s only gotten stronger thanks to the leadership of Kim Klein.  An IT professional with Kaiser Permanente, Kim leads the company’s partnership with Wheeling Elementary School in Aurora and serves as the Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) coordinator. “Kim is one of our standout coordinators,” said JA Director of Volunteer… Read More

Mental trickery wreaks havoc on college planning

February 27, 2017 3:13 pm

March traditionally is the snowiest month of the year in Colorado. We know this! In our eagerness to welcome spring, however, we often forget. We plant seeds, pack away our parkas and buy those cute new sandals. Then, a snowstorm like the record-breaker we experienced in 2003 happens, which dropped 32 inches of snow on… Read More

Find and Share Your Passion

January 30, 2017 6:05 pm

February is best known for Valentine’s Day, but did you know that this month has many other “holidays” including Umbrella Day, National Gum Drop Day, Tell a Fairy Tale Day, and, my personal favorite, National Drink Wine Day? Not that I have anything against celebrating love; however, designating one day to recognize such a significant… Read More

Opportunities for young professionals in making a positive impact

January 30, 2017 4:03 pm

I volunteer with Junior Achievement at South High. While there a few weeks ago, I was reminded of how just getting one extra volunteer to spend one extra hour with the students is so impactful. Over the six weeks – just one hour a week – I volunteered there, the students at South became really… Read More

Partner companies needed to host STEM job shadow experiences

January 23, 2017 11:39 pm

According to the Colorado Department of Labor, at least 20% of all jobs in the state are in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. These occupations include: engineers, software developers, accountants, environmental scientists and healthcare professionals, to name a few. And, while STEM fields make up only 20% of all jobs, 62% of job… Read More

Partners in life make dynamic duo in the classroom

January 23, 2017 11:25 pm

For 42 years, Ron and Derenny Weil have done everything together – launched and run successful businesses, traveled the world, raised a family and served the community.  Now that they’re retired, their time together includes volunteering for Junior Achievement. Since 2014, Ron and Derenny have collectively inspired more than 2,000 students to take ownership of their… Read More

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