JA Volunteer and Educator of the Year Awards 2020

We’re accepting nominations for JA’s 2020 Volunteer & Educator of the Year

March 11, 2020 9:02 pm

Do you know an exceptional educator who has partnered with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA), or a volunteer who has delivered JA lessons to students? Nominate them today for JA’s 2020 Educator and Volunteer of the Year Awards, presented by TIAA! Nominees go out of their way to create powerful JA experience for students and share… Read More

Charles Schwab JA Bowl-A-Thon team

Charles Schwab redefines “investment”

March 6, 2020 10:46 pm

Whether they’re throwing strikes at Junior Achievement (JA) Bowl-A-Thon, hosting thousands high school students at the JA Stock Market Challenge, sharing their resources, or volunteering in schools, the Charles Schwab team brings enthusiasm to all their JA activities. “Schwabbies” aren’t just financial investors – they’re investors in our community. Schwab has been a valued JA… Read More

STEM School Highlands Ranch students at Junior Space Entrepreneur Program

The Business of Space: Teens Develop ‘Mission to Mars’ Business Plan

March 3, 2020 3:51 pm

Maybe engineers don’t always have to “reinvent the wheel,” but for those who are trying to build wheels on Mars rovers, they’ll at least want to get creative with the redesign. In Highlands Ranch, a company called Adaptive Technologies stood in front of a panel of investors from Lockheed Martin and pitched their “Variable Geometry… Read More

Elementary school students with JA volunteer

Tax Day could be a big day for JA

March 2, 2020 3:43 pm

In 2019, Colorado returned more than $1 billion in refunds to 1.9 million state taxpayers. This year, Coloradans who receive a state income tax refund will have a chance to donate all or some of it to a local nonprofit they believe in like Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA). This new state initiative, promoted through… Read More

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Independent Financial and Junior Achievement partnership multiplies impact

February 27, 2020 7:33 pm

Independent Financial believes in building strong, healthy communities, and has recognized how Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is making a substantial difference in young people’s lives. They also believe in building on their impact in the communities they serve. During the month of February, Independent Financial is empowering others to double their gifts to JA… Read More

Envestnet volunteer with three Rock Canyon High School students

The Business of Giving Back: Empowering Employees

February 17, 2020 10:39 pm

Through corporate social responsibility (CSR), companies can motivate, inspire, and give employees a deeper sense of purpose. Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) partners are experts at employee engagement in the community. Here’s what a few of them do to make it possible: Support the causes employees care about­ Envestnet took its philanthropy to the next… Read More

Behind the scenes, this school’s office manager builds bridges in the community

February 12, 2020 8:03 pm

The value of administrative professionals in education cannot be understated. They are the often the unsung heroes behind the scenes, organizing, planning, and problem-solving every day to make sure that students and teachers are set up for success. Their dedication makes it possible for fruitful community partnerships, like with Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) volunteers,… Read More

The value of handshakes and hands-on education

February 6, 2020 8:27 pm

No matter the changes in his life and career, David Haining has always been passionate about education and making a difference with Junior Achievement (JA). Haining went all the way from volunteering with JA at his kids’ elementary school to recently becoming a key JA partner as the Severance High School business teacher. When he… Read More

Volunteer with elementary school classroom

The Business of Giving Back: Vision & Values

January 14, 2020 9:21 pm

If you feel that businesses should give back to the community in which they operate, you are not alone. Research by Cone Comm found that 87% of people will buy a product because a company advocated for an issue they cared about. Also, CEOs across the world say that “impact on society” was their top… Read More

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