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Author: jacolorado

November 7, 2016

Retired teacher lends experience to JA volunteering

[caption id="attachment_14116" align="alignright" width="361"] Susan Zapata shines as an exceptional JA volunteer[/caption] From finance directors and accountants, to CEOs, engineers and IT professionals, Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers come from all...

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November 3, 2016

Nine things I wish I had known before leaving for college

1. Pick your major as soon as possible. They always say, “You can change your major whenever, or just get the required courses out of the way first.”  However, in...

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October 17, 2016

Students from mountain communities visit Denver businesses, gain financial know-how

[caption id="attachment_14076" align="alignright" width="311"] Steamboat Middle School students learn about careers and the world of work thanks to Comcast, Noble Energy and Root Sports.[/caption] Throughout the 2016/17 school year, mountain...

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October 3, 2016

A Key JA Lesson: Embrace Your Fears

[caption id="attachment_12762" align="alignright" width="184"] Robin Wise[/caption] It’s the month of ghosts and goblins, trick or treaters and facing those things that go bump in the night. October also means we’re...

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September 29, 2016

Comcast delivers meaningful multi-faceted partnership

[caption id="attachment_14000" align="alignright" width="348"] Comcast volunteer teaches JA Going Global to students at Thornton Middle School[/caption] Most companies have corporate social responsibility objectives, and Junior Achievement (JA) often plays a...

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The many benefits of JA Engage membership

Are you a young professional looking for a way to make a meaningful difference for Colorado youth, develop your professional skills, network with local business leaders and meet new friends...

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September 1, 2016

For work that is real

As we head into the 2016/17 school year, I'm thrilled to celebrate a milestone anniversary as president and CEO of JA-Rocky Mountain. Twenty-five years. It's been an amazing journey. And...

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August 29, 2016

University volunteer learns alongside students

[caption id="attachment_13842" align="alignleft" width="221"] Paulina Cisneros inspires young learners[/caption] Many of us have heard the old adage that the best way to learn something is to teach it. This certainly...

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JA Kick Start Your Future: A Valuable Collaboration for Denver’s Kids

[caption id="attachment_13838" align="alignleft" width="250"] Students identify personality traits during JA Kick Start Your Future[/caption] For a second year, JA-Rocky Mountain partnered with the Denver Police Department, the Denver Mayor's office...

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