JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

July 24, 2018 11:00 am

Nick Quinlan, senior partner, Major League Hacking, describes JA Business Week as “something key to my young adult experience.” From 2007 to 2010, Nick Quinlan attended JA Business Week, where he excelled at activities like the Spoonbender Challenge and Mocktails. As Nick shared, “I went on to use the lessons learned from these JA Business… 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-Rocky Mountain Board Member Receives National Award for Volunteerism

March 28, 2018 10:09 pm

We are proud to announce that Steve Kinsley, JA-Rocky Mountain board member and president of Kinsley Meetings, has been chosen from hundreds of thousands of U.S. volunteers as one of 10 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… Read More



Advice from a leading JA Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser

February 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Each year, more than 4,000 participants team up with friends and colleagues to bowl for JA students during the JA Bowl-A-Thon. These dedicated supporters aren’t just bowling – they’re raising more than $1 million to ensure that students in Colorado and Wyoming receive JA programs at no cost. Byron Ferguson, software development manager with Nelnet,… 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



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



We are Thankful for You!

November 21, 2017 3:30 pm

Thank you for helping students transform “I can’t” into “I CAN!”  



Jeff Finn Brings Entrepreneurial Insights into Classroom

October 25, 2017 7:14 pm

November is National Entrepreneur Month, and what better way to celebrate than to honor one of Junior Achievement’s volunteers who has excelled in their entrepreneurial career? Meet Jeff Finn, a successful Denver entrepreneur who has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech, telecom and software industries. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in… Read More



Volunteer prepares students to become financially savvy adults

September 29, 2017 7:26 pm

Serving her community’s financial needs is part of Lauren Money’s job. Lauren is the vice president of enterprise risk administration and the Community Reinvestment Act/fair lending officer at Colorado Federal Savings Bank. When Lauren stepped into this role in October 2016, the bank already had a relationship with Junior Achievement, and Lauren immediately started volunteering… Read More