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

JE Dunn VP Mike Tilbury leads charge for JA

May 22, 2017 8:48 pm

There are countless ways to support Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA), and JE Dunn, a JA partner for more than 10 years, continually finds new and creative ways to do just that.  Mike Tilbury, vice president of JE Dunn Construction, joined the JA board of directors in March 2017.  While he is new to the board,… Read More

Volunteering is a Family Matter for U.S. Bank Executive

March 30, 2017 9:30 am

Whether it’s teaching young people about money management for Junior Achievement, or donning a stylish turkey helmet to run in the annual Turkey Trot to benefit Mile High United Way, U.S. Bank Senior Vice President and Petroleum Engineering Manager Mike Flanigan likes to serve his community – and to serve alongside his family. Mike’s daughter,… Read More

Local JA Leader Receives National Honor

March 22, 2017 3:18 pm

We are proud to announce that Sandy Rothe, partner for Deloitte, has been chosen from more than 237,000 U.S. volunteers as one of 11 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 JA’s student impact, resources,… Read More