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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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February 6, 2019

JA Scholarship Recipient Empowering Vulnerable Populations

Linda Medina Martinez embodies the spirit of Junior Achievement (JA) with her ingenuity, eagerness to learn, and goal-oriented drive. She participated in JA programs in middle school and later earned...

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January 30, 2019

Four Ways to Invest in Your Volunteer Experience with Junior Achievement

Simply put, Junior Achievement (JA) wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers. They are role models for students, teaching them about the “economics of life,” and helping them to...

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January 23, 2019

Steamboat Springs Middle School Teacher “Instrumental” in JA Growth

For some, teaching for 22 years would lead to a routine. However, for personal finance teacher Marco Cuevas, it is a continuous mission to find more innovative and engaging ways...

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January 3, 2019

Teamwork Skills From JA Are Long-Lasting

Junior Achievement- Rocky Mountain Alumnus and Inspiration Scholarship recipient, Isaac S. Solano, graduated from Denver’s North High School in 2009 and has continued to make JA proud as he follows...

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December 18, 2018

“I take my seat at the table”

When she arrived at Junior Achievement (JA) Business Week several years ago, Carol Skelton immediately felt a sense of connectedness with her fellow entrepreneurial-minded peers, a rare experience for a...

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