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July 24, 2018

JA Business Week Has Lasting Impact on JA Alumnus

[caption id="attachment_18143" align="alignleft" width="400"] Nick Quinlan, JA Business Week volunteer, addresses the audience at the closing ceremony[/caption] Major League Hacking senior partner Nick Quinlan says that JA Business Week "set...

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June 28, 2018

President’s Message: Inspired to Action

We’ve all heard rousing speeches, read stirring books, and watched exciting movies. But what makes something meaningful, rather than simply enjoyable, is the action that results. As author Mary Morrissey...

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June 25, 2018

JA Volunteer of the Year: Brian Sowl

[caption id="attachment_16421" align="alignright" width="152"] Brian Sowl[/caption] JA’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year was nominated not once, not twice, not even three times. Brian Sowl was nominated for this honor four...

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JA Educator of the Year: Dan Walter

[caption id="attachment_16523" align="alignleft" width="250"] Dan Walter's students at the JA Stock Market Challenge[/caption] JA’s success relies heavily on educators and their willingness to embrace the program and invite volunteers into...

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JA Advocate of the Year: Heather Kingsley

[caption id="attachment_16411" align="alignright" width="250"] Heather Kingsley[/caption] Her energy and enthusiasm for teaching young people is infectious and her endless passion for promoting Junior Achievement (JA) within her company is truly...

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May 30, 2018

JA Bowl-A-Thon Coordinator Finds Unique Way to Impact Future

[caption id="attachment_16331" align="alignright" width="205"] Serena Valdivia[/caption] Supporting JA students doesn’t mean that you have to present JA programs in the classroom or volunteer at JA Finance Park. There are many...

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May 1, 2018

Energy Companies Power JA

Colorado energy companies comprise a large portion of JA supporters.  In fact, during the Spring JA Bowl-A-Thon season, several companies are participating in the JA Bowl-A-Thon Energy Challenge, competing to...

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Reaching Rural Students Requires Innovative Partnerships

By Elizabeth Winn,  JA District Director, Northern Colorado & Wyoming [caption id="attachment_14171" align="alignright" width="240"] JA District Director Elizabeth Winn[/caption] I’m a product of rural America (and a proud one at...

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April 30, 2018

Chuck Knezevich: A Committed JA Volunteer on the Move

After a career spent in manufacturing, computers and project management, Charles (Chuck) Knezevich now spends much of his free time mentoring young people. In addition to working with high school students through...

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