This past week, Colorado Governor Jared Polis stopped by the building site of JA Free Enterprise Center, put on a hard hat and took a quick tour of the new facility! In just a matter of months, the JA Free Enterprise Center will be a vital place of learning, discovery and inspiration that will enable JA to reach another 20,000 students annually. The Center will house two state-of-the-art learning labs, the Daniels Fund JA Dream Accelerator® and the Robert and Judi Newman JA Finance Park.® Together, they will fuse the physical and digital worlds to deliver innovative, real-world, and inspirational learning experiences in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career readiness. The JA Free Enterprise Center will also be home to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame, and a 1,100 sq. ft. conference center for teacher training, corporate events or community use.
“Improving education and youth skill development is crucial to ensuring every child can realize a bright future,” said Governor Polis. “Innovative opportunities like the Free Enterprise Site inspire kids to explore new paths, develop skills and learn important tools like financial literacy, which will help shape Colorado’s future. I look forward to seeing all the exciting progress and growth from the Free Enterprise Center.”
“We strongly believe that the fate of Colorado, and our nation, rides on the financial literacy and entrepreneurial energy of our children,” said Robin Wise, President and CEO of JA-Rocky Mountain. “JA-Rocky Mountain is stronger than ever and ready to seize new opportunities to serve kids across the region. We are thrilled that Governor Polis was able to join us in celebrating this significant milestone.”