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September 2, 2020

Reinventing JA Programs for a Virtual World

Above: JA's Virtual Finance Park simulation, presented by Transamerica. We know this has not been an easy year for parents, teachers, or students. That’s why Junior Achievement is stepping up...

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July 16, 2020

A Look Behind the Scenes as JA Prepares for Schools to Reopen

A quick pivot to digital programming in the Spring was an unexpected challenge for us. Little did we know at the time this would just be an audition for designing...

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July 9, 2020

Teen Raises $32,000 to Fight Childhood Leukemia

Highlands Ranch student Ainsley Messenger awarded EY Youth Scholarship for her efforts. Highlands Ranch teen Ainsley Messenger was “in shock” to learn that she was awarded a youth scholarship by...

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June 25, 2020

20-21 JA Program Updates for Teachers

Teachers, join us for an upcoming webinar! We know a lot remains up in the air this coming school year.  We're here to help you!We've been working hard to refine Junior...

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June 9, 2020

The “New Normal” Hasn’t Dampened Teens’ Interest in Becoming Entrepreneurs

Research by Junior Achievement and Brian Hamilton Foundation Shows Teens' Interest In Startups Is Still High, Despite Pandemic's Impact on Small Business A new survey for Junior Achievement (JA) and...

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June 3, 2020

Meet the JA Volunteer Who Has Worked with the Same Group of Students for Four Years, This Year Virtually

Malina Peterson Even a pandemic that forced students to learn from a distance didn’t stop Junior Achievement volunteer Malina Peterson from leading JA lessons with her group of Northeast Elementary...

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May 25, 2020

New JA Alumni Survey Demonstrates Impact of JA for Participants and Communities

A new survey of 1,002 Junior Achievement alumni conducted by Ipsos, one of the world’s leading market research firms, finds that JA programs had a strong impact on JA participants’...

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May 13, 2020

From the Desk of Robin Wise: A Virtual Toast on my 29th Anniversary

Last week I celebrated my 29th anniversary with JA. As they say–where did time go?  During this unusual time, I wanted to note a few things on my anniversary. When I first started...

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May 7, 2020

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Named JA’s 2020 Advocate of the Year

JA's Advocate of the Year is presented by TIAA Adams 12 Superintendent, Chris Gdowski, visiting a classroom. Photo Credit: Adams 12 Five Star Schools Each year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA)...

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