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EVERY CHILD CAN SUCCEED IN THE BUSINESS OF LIFE WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS.

But not all kids today are receiving the tools they need for tomorrow.

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to motivating kids for future career success, self-sufficiency, and financial acumen. We accomplish this through a huge network of stellar volunteers who share their stories with young people and deliver lessons in career readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

“JA really opened my eyes to the possibilities of different avenues.
It wasn’t just going to have to be working as a server in a restaurant.
JA turned me onto the idea that there’s more out there.”
-Elijah Janello, JA alumnus

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Our volunteers are the heart of JA. As a volunteer, you will deliver lessons in financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship to young people, while also sharing your unique life experiences and perspectives. By sharing your story, you are providing inspiration, hope, and optimism for their future success!

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Our donors enable our community's young people to participate in life-changing programs at no cost to schools or families. Donations are used to cover the cost of classroom materials, immersive financial literacy programs, curriculum development, and volunteer and teacher training.

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Educators

Our education partners invite JA volunteers into their classroom to deliver lessons in financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship. 83% of teachers say they would actively recommend JA, while 9 out of 10 teachers agree JA programs connect classroom learning to the outside world.

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News & Updates

State Farm Provides Funds and Volunteers for Junior Achievement Classrooms in Weld and Larimer Counties

Like a good neighbor, State Farm was there for Junior Achievement and its programs in Weld and Larimer counties in the springtime when schools began to close. The company contributed...

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Arrow Electronics Sponsors JA Initiative for Denver Students in Economically Disadvantaged Communities

Arrow Electronics is supporting a Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) initiative that will deliver increased programming to K-12 students in economically disadvantaged communities in Denver. The effort is designed to promote...

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Teen Entrepreneurs to Pitch Business Ideas at Denver Startup Week for a Chance to Win $100,000

Jack Bonneau Vikas Muralidharan When two teen entrepreneurs competed in Denver Startup Week’s Pitch Competition last year, few expected that they would take home the Grand Prize, an award worth...

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Featured Partner
Transamerica

Transamerica

Transamerica is committed to providing middle and high school students with a real-world perspective of personal finance – one that is current, practical and easy to understand. In support of that commitment, Transamerica is the presenting sponsor of JA’s experiential program, JA Finance Park, a Harvard-recognized financial literacy program that helps middle and high school students build financial skills for life. “Supporting JA Finance Park provides Transamerica the opportunity to help instill sound, practical financial guidance at a time when these kids are just starting to learn what it takes to create a budget and develop good spending and saving habits,” said Brian Florey, business development manager for Transamerica, and JA board member.  “What they’re learning today is designed to give them a strong foundation from which to make wise decisions that lead to a bright and prosperous future.”

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