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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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December 10, 2018

College And Elementary Students Learn Life Lessons From Each Other

Malley Drive Elementary principal Francesca Craver talks to CU Denver sociology students about her school and their experience working with the school's students as JA volunteers. Going beyond the four...

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Trip Home Sparks Passion for JA Volunteer

On a recent trip home to Wisconsin, Junior Achievement volunteer Tom Durkin asked his nieces, both in their late teens, about their future plans. To his surprise, both girls expressed...

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JA Alum Inspires Next Generation of Leaders

Andrew Hewat remembers Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers teaching in his elementary school back in Charlotte, North Carolina. Having the presence of a business leader right there, in his classroom, was...

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From the Desk of Robin Wise: Colorado’s Business Legends are Role Models for Young People

Each year, in partnership with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, we honor Colorado business pioneers who, with grit and determination, helped shape the institutions and economic landscape of this...

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November 2, 2018

Alum Becomes Top Realtor, Gives Back to JA Students

Starting and running your own business requires a lot of time, tenacity and the ability to wear multiple hats. It can be easy for entrepreneurs to become engulfed in the...

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October 30, 2018

Don’t Let Fear Get in the Way of JA

Fear of the unknown can sometimes prevent individuals from committing to volunteer with Junior Achievement (JA). Volunteer Parker Ridgely remembers this feeling very well. “I recall thinking I was not...

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October 9, 2018

Just One of the Cool Kids

Karen Griffith learns something new every day. Volunteering with Junior Achievement in both elementary and middle schools for the past 10 years, Griffith recently learned alongside her JA students about...

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200 Teens Gain Expert Advice at Denver Start Up Week

Danielle Shoots provides powerful advice to young entrepreneurs in her keynote at Denver Start Up Week. Write everything down—your three biggest strengths and skills that are going to make your...

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