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April 10, 2019

When Educators and JA Collaborate, the Benefits are Far-Reaching

Ryan Stadler and Campbell Elementary School students read together in the school library To implement Junior Achievement (JA) programs, educators and JA staff are successful when they combine their shared...

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April 5, 2019

JA Business Week Instills a Lifelong Enthusiasm for Entrepreneurship

At Junior Achievement (JA), we believe students should have fun while they’re developing entrepreneurial values and preparing for the 21st century workforce, because the world of business is exciting; filled...

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April 4, 2019

A Culture of Giving

Justin (back, center) with JA Bowl-A-Thon teammates, the "Punch Pins" For the eighth year in a row, Justin Nelson from SM Energy participated in Junior Achievement (JA) Bowl-A-Thon, JA’s biggest...

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March 25, 2019

Volunteering with JA offers young professional “an opportunity for self-growth”

Matt Aschermann (left) at a young professionals' networking event with JA Engage Volunteers are the backbone of Junior Achievement (JA). They generously offer their time, passion, work and life experience...

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March 18, 2019

Northern Colorado School Counselor Expands JA Scope Throughout Rural Community

Middle school students from Greeley explore their simulated budgets at the JA Finance Park Rockies booth Courtney Fay, Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School Counselor JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica,...

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March 11, 2019

“The Entrepreneurial Hustle”

Maria Borrego recalls a narrow set of goals presented to her as a teen: graduate high school, avoid pregnancy, and pursue a low-wage job. “I grew up in poverty,” Borrego...

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March 4, 2019

Hands-On Activities at Otter Products Headquarters Help JA High School Students Become Career-Ready

Otter Products volunteers Paola Sera, Valerie Mireles and Stephanie Alas Last week at the Otter Products headquarters in Fort Collins, a group of teenagers twirled green pipe cleaners into each...

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February 25, 2019

JA and Broncos Empower Future Female Leaders

One hundred young women from Denver Public Schools attended the inaugural Girls Empowerment Summit, hosted by Denver Broncos Community Development, where they participated in Junior Achievement (JA) workshops on Personal...

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February 14, 2019

Volunteering for JA Is Not Only Fulfilling, It’s Also A Life Hack For Future Employment

In a competitive job market, you have to prove your uniqueness, because a standout resume demands more than education and work experience. Volunteering can set you apart from your competitors,...

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