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September 13, 2019

Twenty-five years of leadership and learning with JA-Rocky Mountain Executive Vice President, Kristi Shaffer

Kristi Shaffer, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) Executive Vice President, wakes up every morning at 4. She’s the first to arrive at her workout class, then she walks into the...

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September 9, 2019

Meet the young entrepreneurs giving adults a run for their money

Nowhere is entrepreneurship more real and exciting for youth than at Denver Startup Week, weeklong event promoting innovation through workshops, presentations, sessions, networking and more. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA)...

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August 15, 2019

Elijah’s Story

JA alumnus Elijah Janello says he owes a big portion of his success and his current role with Land Title Guarantee Company to JA. Prior to participating in JA, Elijah...

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August 6, 2019

Keeping Their Son’s Memory Alive

For any parent, losing a child is unimaginable. The family of Carson Spencer, who passed away in 2004 shortly before his 35th birthday, took their moments of grief and turned...

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July 15, 2019

Not Your Average Summer Camp

JA Venture Academy Students There is no “typical” Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week student because there is no typical entrepreneur. By its very definition, entrepreneurship requires new ways of thinking...

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June 24, 2019

Grand County Kids Are Ready to Join the Hospitality & Tourism Workforce

[caption id="attachment_17943" align="alignleft" width="472"] Middle Park High School took a tour of C Lazy U Ranch through a JA program[/caption] It’s no secret that the scenic mountain landscape makes the...

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June 19, 2019

2019 JA Volunteer, Advocate, and Educator Award Recipients

Each year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) formally recognizes outstanding JA champions who embrace the JA mission and go above and beyond to make JA a positive and powerful experience for...

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June 12, 2019

Wells Fargo to Support Junior Achievement Statewide

DENVER (June 12, 2019) –Junior Achievement and Wells Fargo today announced they are expanding their partnership statewide to support classrooms across Colorado. The company is donating $125,000 to JA, benefitting...

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June 4, 2019

High Demand Spurs JA Expansion in Wyoming

[caption id="attachment_17872" align="alignleft" width="551"] JA high school students from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming[/caption] A lot more students in Wyoming ended the school year this year with sharpened financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and...

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