State Farm™ Awards Grant to JA, Supports Financial Education

State Farm recently contributed $15,000 to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) to provide financial education programs to K-12 students in Larimer and Weld counties in Northern Colorado.

State Farm believes that all children deserve an education that will help them reach their greatest potential and prepare them for life. This belief aligns well with JA’s mission to prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy. Read the Press Release


City of Aurora Employees Teach JA at Kenton Elementary

Fifty-eight employees from the City of Aurora took advantage of the eight hours of volunteer time the city gives them each year, and spent April 28 teaching JA in a Day at Kenton Elementary School. Teaching students the value of money and skills that will prepare them for the future, Aurora volunteers set out to empower the next generation of leaders. Vew the report that aired on Aurora TV.


It Takes a Village to Ensure Financial Literacy Among Youth

You have likely heard the statistics. Most Americans can’t pass a basic financial literacy quiz, they aren’t saving enough for retirement, and they consider money to be a top source of stress. The fundamental truth: we face a shortage of informed decision making about money management.  Read the Op-Ed written by Jodi Rolland, Colorado State and Denver Market President for Bank of America.


Third Annual Charity Ascent to Hike Mount Bierdstadt

Transworld Business Advisors of Denver announces its third annual Charity Ascent – a hike up one of Colorado’s 53 fourteeners, Mount Bierstadt. The event will take place on Fri., Aug. 18, is open to the public, and will benefit Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain. Now in its third year, the climb was developed by Jessica and Al Fialkovich, founders of Transworld Denver.  Read the Press Release


JA Stock Market Challenge presented by Charles Schwab, April 6 & 7

Nearly 1,000 students from 22 area high schools will compete in the JA Stock Market Challenge on April 6 and 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Charles Schwab Campus Event Center (9899 Schwab Way, Lone Tree). The JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Charles Schwab, is a live stock market simulation game, featuring teams of high school students who compete to see who can grow their initial $500,000 investment into the largest net worth “mock” stock portfolio. Read the Press Release

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Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain Recieves 2016 Peak Performance Team Award

Junior Achievement USA has recognized the staff and board of directors of Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain with the 2015/16 Peak Performance Team Award. The Peak Performance Team Award was created to recognize outstanding performance by a local Junior Achievement office team during the past fiscal year. Read the Press Release


Registration is open for JA Business Week: Teens Work with Real Colorado Companies to Gain 21st Century Skills

Junior Achievement (JA) is pleased to announce that registration for JA Business Week, presented by Arrow Electronics, Inc., is now open at www.JABusinessWeek.org. This overnight summer experience (June 11 – 16, 2017) prepares high school students for what’s next by giving them the opportunity to experience college life on the Johnson & Wales University campus while working on projects for Colorado companies, including the Fort Collins-based Otterbox and Centennial-based Arrow Electronics. Read the Press Release


Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement Name 2017 Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureates

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. are pleased to announce the 2017 inductees into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame, representing Colorado’s most distinguished business leaders from the past and present. Laureates, selected for their enduring and innovative professional contributions to Colorado, inspirational and ethical acumen and philanthropic endeavors, will be inducted at the 28th annual Colorado Business Hall of Fame Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. The event is generously underwritten by UMB Bank.  Read the Press Release


Junior Achievement Alumni Needed to Shape Today’s Youth

January is JA Alumni Month! During the month, Junior Achievement (JA) is getting the word out to its local alumni that the youth education nonprofit seeks to reengage with its former students. JA’s alumni participated in JA programs during their elementary, middle school, or high school years. Many JA Alumni participated in JA Company Program, an entrepreneurship experience for high schoolers in which students start-up and run their own business. Read the Press Release


Estes Park Elementary Brings Junior Achievement to Students in 2017

In partnership with the Estes Park School District and local business leaders, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain will bring financial literacy curriculum to Estes Park Elementary in Spring 2017. Read the article


JA brings business into to the classroom

JA serves as a bridge that delivers experienced and knowledgeable volunteers into the classrooms of everyday students. Read the Article