Pictures from the 2018 Colorado Business Hall of Fame

January 29, 2018 9:50 pm

One thousand attendees paid tribute to Colorado’s distinguished business leaders at the unforgettable 29th annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame, presented by UMB Bank. The celebration was held on Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. JA students had the honor of highlighting the accomplishments of the 2018 Laureates Barbara Barnes Grogan;… Read More



Resilience is All Around Us

January 29, 2018 7:10 pm

Like many Denver theatre lovers, I’ve eagerly awaited the premiere of Hamilton, the musical, in Denver! Yet, as I work to secure tickets, I learn that I’m number 96,391 on the waiting list. 96,391! This is truly an exercise in resilience! Perhaps it’s only fitting given that Alexander Hamilton, the American founding father whose life… Read More



JA Alumna Jaimie Zhu Harnesses the Power of JA

January 29, 2018 4:10 pm

For Jaimie Zhu, currently a software engineer for Facebook in Seattle, JA Business Week was the right JA program, at the right time, to help fuel her academic and career success. Just seven years ago, Jaimie was a freshman at Fairview High School in Boulder, considering what her future might hold. In 2011 and 2013… Read More



A Creed for Young America

January 29, 2018 3:01 pm

JA was founded in 1919, and as we prepare for our century celebration next year, we have been sifting through a lot of old documents. One gem we found was A Creed for Young America, which was adopted by JA students in 1950.  It captures the spirit of what it means to live in America where we have the… Read More



JA Launches High School Leaders Program in Northern Colorado

January 2, 2018 6:33 pm

JA launched its JA High School Leaders Program with University Scools in Greeley last fall. The program engages high school students as JA volunteers who deliver JA curriculum while serving as role models to K-3 students. JA worked with students from University High School’s Wealth Management class. “JA made this experience amazing for my students,” said… Read More



A New Year, A New Approach

January 2, 2018 3:58 pm

Through JA programming, Hannah Phillip and her classmates wrote a business plan; developed a budget; produced, marketed and sold water bottles; and made a $4,300 profit. Hannah and her fellow entrepreneurs went on to donate the money they made to help bring safe drinking water to communities in need around the world. Hannah credits her… Read More



SM Energy Uniquely Contributes to JA and Financial Education

January 2, 2018 3:44 pm

Some might consider 13 an unlucky number. For JA-Rocky Mountain (JA) and SM Energy; however, it’s anything but. In fact, it represents the number of years our two organizations have worked together to help young people understand how to manage and own their future economic success. SM Energy is an independent exploration and production company… Read More



JA Partners Recognized for Outsanding Volunteer Service

January 2, 2018 10:00 am

JA-Rocky Mountain is proud to recognize 24 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 because… Read More



TransUnion Invests in Strengthening Financial Literacy

December 12, 2017 4:00 pm

As part of a grant awarded to Junior Achievement-USA, JA-Rocky Mountain received funds from TransUnion to support student outreach during the 2017/18 school year. In addition to funding, TransUnion professionals rolled up their sleeves to work directly with young people, and helped students in elementary through high school grades understand the importance of money management… Read More



Technology: Integral to shopping, charitable giving and JA

November 30, 2017 10:55 pm

It’s shopping season – that time of year when retailers battle for gift-giving dollars and Black Friday and Cyber Monday become sacred holiday shopping days. Interestingly, Cyber Monday has overtaken Black Friday as the biggest shopping day of the year. Online giving is growing as well, up 7.9% in 2016. Online, we can research and… Read More