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

Former Entrepreneur Inspires JA Students

August 24, 2017 11:00 am

What’s the special ingredient in JA’s secret sauce? It’s simple – our volunteers! Meet Frank Pulley, for example. Who better to teach children about financial management and business ownership than an entrepreneur? Frank Pulley and his wife Becky, owned A-1 Scuba and Travel Center in Englewood for 22 years. As an entrepreneur, Frank enjoyed the… Read More

Witnessing opportunity and liberation emerge

June 27, 2017 2:26 pm

When I was in my 20s, my Mom retired from teaching accounting at the University of Colorado and joined the Peace Corps. As you might know, the Peace Corps assigns volunteers to work on two-year projects in countries around the world to promote peace and improve their citizens’ quality of life. What you might not… Read More

The Students Keep Me Coming Back to JA Business Week

June 26, 2017 3:22 pm

By: Joe Acker, JA Business Week Company Advisor Several years ago, I received an email regarding the need for judges at a Junior Achievement summer competition.  Without really knowing what it was, I decided to show up and volunteer.  I remember sitting there watching the students’ presentations about bicycles and reading their business plans.  When I… Read More