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



Not Your Average Summer Camp

July 15, 2019 11:53 pm

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 and unconventional ideas, and that’s why JA Business Week helps every young person develop their distinctive skills and embrace creativity. High school students come from all over Colorado and… Read More



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

June 24, 2019 10:16 pm

It’s no secret that the scenic mountain landscape makes the Rocky Mountain region a popular destination for tourists, and as the industry grows, a strong workforce must grow as well. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) partnered with C Lazy U Ranch this spring so that high school students experience JA Personal Success – Hospitality &… Read More





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