JA Bowl-A-Thon Coordinator Finds Unique Way to Impact Future

May 30, 2018 5:29 pm

Supporting JA students doesn’t mean that you have to present JA programs in the classroom or volunteer at JA Finance Park. There are many ways to lend your skills and talents to helping young people develop a passion for financial literacy and self-sufficiency. For Serena Valdivia, market manager for TCF Bank, that opportunity comes in… Read More



Chuck Knezevich: A Committed JA Volunteer on the Move

April 30, 2018 2:28 pm

After a career spent in manufacturing, computers and project management, Charles (Chuck) Knezevich now spends much of his free time mentoring young people. In addition to working with high school students through his volunteer work with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Chuck has volunteered with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) since 2011, working primarily with elementary school students… Read More



JA Partners Inspire Students and Support Business Values by Sponsoring Curriculum

March 28, 2018 1:14 pm

A high school sophomore from Denver Public Schools enters a corporate office for the first time. She sees how professionals dress and interact, and she has the opportunity to learn what they do, why they like it, and what education they needed to get there.  Another student participates in a one-hour discussion with a corporate CEO… 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



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



Otter Products: Inspiring Kids to Change the World

May 22, 2017 8:02 pm

It’s an amazing experience for high school students to tour Otter Products’ offices in Fort Collins. To see Otter Products professionals at work and to experience the creative and fun workplace is eye opening for many students who participate in JA Business Week. What’s even more amazing is to see those same students take what… Read More



State Farm Empowers Youth in Northern Colorado

May 1, 2017 10:31 pm

Thanks to a recent grant of $15K from State Farm, an increasing number of K-12 students in Larimer and Weld counties in Northern Colorado will benefit from JA programs. “We have experienced significant yearly growth in our local outreach efforts, and the potential for continued growth is huge,” said JA District Director Elizabeth Winn. “As… Read More



The JA spirit is easy to recognize

May 26, 2016 8:16 pm

Each year, JA-Rocky Mountain awards college scholarships to graduating seniors who embody the JA Spirit. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing these young people are – it is truly one of the most rewarding things we do. Over the years, I’ve been asked to define the “JA Spirit” and all I can say… Read More



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JA My Way™

December 2, 2015 7:15 pm

Owning a car, applying for a job and saving for college are just a few of the life-impacting decisions young adults have to navigate. Thankfully, there’s JA My Way. JA My Way is an online destination for teens to learn about careers, starting a business and managing money. The experience combines games, rewards, information and… Read More