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

JA to Match Local Entrepreneurs with Students during National Entrepreneurship Month

October 11, 2017 4:48 pm

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) will be inspiring high school students with the JA Launch Lesson, sponsored by EY. The initiative, designed to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, puts entrepreneurs into classrooms throughout our community to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship…. Read More

Harvard’s recognition of JA Finance Park

July 1, 2017 4:34 pm

JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, 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 program… 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

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

Comcast delivers meaningful multi-faceted partnership

September 29, 2016 3:49 pm

Most companies have corporate social responsibility objectives, and Junior Achievement (JA) often plays a large role in helping organizations achieve these goals. The days when a company simply wrote a check and had their logo placed anywhere and everywhere are long gone. Today’s partnerships are much more strategic, collaborative and mutually beneficial, and the partnership… 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