Author: jacolorado

January 20, 2021

Summit Aims to Inspire Teens to Innovate

The Colorado Business Hall of Fame Summit will stream live on Tuesday, February 9, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Teens, teachers, classrooms, and adults alike are invited to participate. REGISTER Teens interested in...

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January 19, 2021

Virtual Programs Provide “Relief” to Teachers

Left: Prairie View Middle School Counselor Melissa Nelson. Right: Dakota Ridge High School business marketing teacher Rachel Caliga. Prairie View Middle School Counselor Melissa Nelson was nervous about preparing her...

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Alumnus Gains Career Direction from JA

Chase Ferdinandsen is a vice president and financial consultant with Charles Schwab in Lone Tree, Colorado. Back in the ninth grade in Evergreen, Colorado, like most students, he had little...

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December 7, 2020

Survey: Majority of U.S. Teens Believe People are Paid Less based on Race, Ethnicity, or Gender

A new survey of 1,004 teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research company ENGINE Insights shows that a majority (61%) believes that people in our society are paid less...

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November 12, 2020

Colorado Business Hall of Fame Laureates To Be Highlighted on Rocky Mountain PBS

Colorado Business Hall of Fame 2020 inductee, Judith Wagner, accepts her award from two JA students. The Colorado Business Hall of Fame pays tribute to the state’s most distinguished business...

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JA Goes Live with First Entrepreneur Summit

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain hosted its first-ever live virtual programmatic event for teens on November 10. The JA Entrepreneur Summit brought together three founders of innovative startups to inspire young people...

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November 5, 2020

JA Alum Providing Individuals on Probation a Chance for Success

Imagine that your ankle has something bulky and uncomfortable wrapped around it. Worst of all, it tells the world that you’ve made a bad life choice. That’s the reality for...

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October 26, 2020

JA Alumna Comes Full Circle

As a manager for National Learning and Professional Development at RSM LLP, Erica Costanzo develops learning strategies and curricula. Her first experience with Junior Achievement (JA) was learning to balance...

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October 7, 2020

Optimism Wins in New Partnership with Blue Federal Credit Union

At heart, Blue Federal Credit Union is optimistic, spending their time, money, and energy doing meaningful work that makes a difference for the community. In this unpredictable year, the company’s...

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