Communications and High Tech Industry Challenge
Junior Achievement (JA) is perpetuating our country’s economic strength and increasing individual prosperity by implementing programs taught by business volunteers in K-12th grade classrooms, but the demand from Colorado educators far outweighs our supply of volunteers. To close the gap, JA is partnering with companies in the communication and high tech industry to engage more volunteers by challenging each other and their employees to get involved.
The real winners of this friendly competition are the students who will benefit from having a competitive advantage when they enter the workforce. Young people need to be made aware of the career opportunities in high-growth sectors such as STEM. That is why JA engages volunteers who are currently working in STEM fields to facilitate its programs and share their personal work experiences, providing students with real-world examples of such careers.
For more information about getting involved in the Communications and High Tech Challenge, contact Kristi Shaffer at 303-628-7365.
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA-Rocky Mountain) has won a 2014 MetLife Foundation “Sowing the Seeds of Entrepreneurship” Award, representing a grant of $10,000 for outstanding innovation and entrepreneurial approach to program development that enables youth to own their economic future. … Continue reading
When Tonya Mazurek, Vice President, Business Banking Officer at BBVA Compass, was asked to volunteer for BBVA’s semiannual JA in a Day, she eagerly stepped up. “I loved the idea that I could possibly make a difference in just one … Continue reading