Centennial High School students with trophy at Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

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

November 19, 2019 9:52 pm

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 home the first place trophy. Centennial High School fosters a unique setting for a diverse range of non-traditional learners who might not have the opportunity… Read More



Crowd of students cheering at Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, presented by Wells Fargo

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

November 11, 2019 10:27 pm

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 simulation of the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, trading and cheering throughout the high-energy game with teammates from their schools. The Fall 2019… Read More



Brittany Kinder with class

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

October 3, 2019 7:34 pm

Brittany Kinder has been passionate about experiential learning all throughout her 18-year career with Douglas County School District. She became a fifth and sixth grade teacher at Summit View Elementary School because she admired the school’s focus on real-world education, which includes a partnership with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA). Kinder says, “We aren’t just… Read More



Kelly Latterman

Junior Achievement Welcomes Kelly Latterman as Routt County District Manager

September 18, 2019 2:42 pm

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 Achievement’s education programming, fundraising, events, and volunteer recruitment initiatives in Routt County. Started in Routt County just four years ago, JA now delivers programming for… Read More



Melanie Zhou and Mia Hayden

Meet the young entrepreneurs giving adults a run for their money

September 9, 2019 4:24 pm

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) has partnered with Denver Startup Week and Young Americans Center for Financial Education for the third year in a row to offer exciting opportunities for… Read More



Elijah Janello and a student at JA Finance Park

Elijah’s Story

August 15, 2019 10:15 pm

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 and his friends didn’t think about money or how important money would be to their future. They hadn’t even considered it. “Going to JA Stock… Read More



Carson Spencer

Keeping Their Son’s Memory Alive

August 6, 2019 11:25 pm

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 them into a way to preserve their loved one’s legacy and inspire young aspirational people. That is when the Carson J. Spencer Foundation was formed,… Read More





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