Author: jacolorado

September 17, 2020

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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September 14, 2020

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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September 10, 2020

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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September 2, 2020

Reinventing JA Programs for a Virtual World

Above: JA's Virtual Finance Park simulation, presented by Transamerica. We know this has not been an easy year for parents, teachers, or students. That’s why Junior Achievement is stepping up...

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July 16, 2020

A Look Behind the Scenes as JA Prepares for Schools to Reopen

A quick pivot to digital programming in the Spring was an unexpected challenge for us. Little did we know at the time this would just be an audition for designing...

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July 9, 2020

Teen Raises $32,000 to Fight Childhood Leukemia

Highlands Ranch student Ainsley Messenger awarded EY Youth Scholarship for her efforts. Highlands Ranch teen Ainsley Messenger was “in shock” to learn that she was awarded a youth scholarship by...

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June 25, 2020

20-21 JA Program Updates for Teachers

Teachers, join us for an upcoming webinar! We know a lot remains up in the air this coming school year.  We're here to help you!We've been working hard to refine Junior...

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June 9, 2020

The “New Normal” Hasn’t Dampened Teens’ Interest in Becoming Entrepreneurs

Research by Junior Achievement and Brian Hamilton Foundation Shows Teens' Interest In Startups Is Still High, Despite Pandemic's Impact on Small Business A new survey for Junior Achievement (JA) and...

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June 3, 2020

Meet the JA Volunteer Who Has Worked with the Same Group of Students for Four Years, This Year Virtually

Malina Peterson Even a pandemic that forced students to learn from a distance didn’t stop Junior Achievement volunteer Malina Peterson from leading JA lessons with her group of Northeast Elementary...

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