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January 14, 2020

The Business of Giving Back: Vision & Values

JA volunteer from Janus Henderson at Palmer Elementary School If you feel that businesses should give back to the community in which they operate, you are not alone. Research by...

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December 17, 2019

Three reasons why educators love the JA High School Leaders program

As any Junior Achievement (JA) student would tell you, JA volunteers embody what it means to motivate others and give back to the community as role models. Through the JA...

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December 13, 2019

A new way to get middle school kids excited about learning

JA volunteers bring hands-on learning to Newton students Newton Middle School (Newton) educators are getting their students ready for the complicated, exciting world of adulthood in the most relevant way...

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November 19, 2019

Alternative school students surpass traditional school peers in JA Stock Market Challenge

At the Northern Colorado JA Stock Market Challenge, an enthusiastic and driven group of teens from Centennial High School defied all stereotypes and misconceptions of “alternative school kids” by taking...

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November 11, 2019

Investing in the future at JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by Wells Fargo

When Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) high school students learn the ins and outs of the global economy, they don’t sit idly in a classroom. They compete in an exciting, realistic...

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October 3, 2019

JA Programming at Denver Startup Week Empowers Young Minds, Provides Fulfilling Experience for Volunteers

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week. One of the highlights of the week was the Denver Startup Week Youth Pass – Early...

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Douglas County Educator Empowers Colleagues to Achieve Their Classroom Goals with JA

Brittany Kinder with Summit View Elementary School students Brittany Kinder has been passionate about experiential learning all throughout her 18-year career with Douglas County School District. She became a fifth...

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September 20, 2019

JA Student Entrepreneurs Take Home $100,000 Grand Prize at Denver Startup Week Pitch Competition

Two JA students brought home the grand prize at Denver Startup Week’s Pitch Competition on Thursday evening, winning a package including cash, products, and services valued at $100,000. High school...

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September 18, 2019

Junior Achievement Welcomes Kelly Latterman as Routt County District Manager

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain is thrilled to welcome Kelly Latterman as its new District Manager for Routt County.  A Steamboat resident, Latterman will work directly with local schools and oversee Junior...

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