2019 JA Volunteer, Advocate, and Educator Award Recipients

June 19, 2019 10:30 pm

Each year, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) formally recognizes outstanding JA champions who embrace the JA mission and go above and beyond to make JA a positive and powerful experience for students. The JA Volunteer of the Year and JA Educator of the Year were nominated by community members who recognized their excellence. Additionally,  hand-selected by JA… Read More



Two volunteers from Wells Fargo standing over elementary students at classroom table.

Wells Fargo to Support Junior Achievement Statewide

June 12, 2019 8:17 pm

DENVER (June 12, 2019) –Junior Achievement and Wells Fargo today announced they are expanding their partnership statewide to support classrooms across Colorado. The company is donating $125,000 to JA, benefitting JA-Rocky Mountain classrooms in Denver Metro, the mountains, northern Colorado, southern Colorado, and southern Wyoming. This grant will also support JA Finance Park in Thornton… Read More



High Demand Spurs JA Expansion in Wyoming

June 4, 2019 3:20 pm

A lot more students in Wyoming ended the school year this year with sharpened financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and 21st century work skills. That’s because Junior Achievement (JA) has expanded its presence in Wyoming with more classroom and community partnerships to better serve rural youth thanks to a growing volunteer base and significant financial support from… Read More



State Farm and Junior Achievement Collaborate for Northern Colorado Youth

May 30, 2019 3:10 pm

State Farm announced today that they are contributing $10,000 to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA) to provide financial education programs to middle and high school students in Larimer and Weld counties in Colorado, bringing the company’s total support of JA in northern Colorado to more than $175,000 since 1996. JA is a nonprofit organization that empowers… Read More



Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain Volunteer of the Year Award Nominees 2019

May 13, 2019 3:16 pm

Each year, Junior Achievement invites the community to nominate volunteers for JA’s Volunteer of the Year Award. These individuals embrace the JA mission and go above and beyond to make JA a positive and powerful experience for students. Congratulations to the volunteers listed below who were nominated by our community. The JA Volunteer of the… Read More



Adult volunteers posed in classroom with elementary school students

Former Teacher Reconnects with Her Passion through JA Company Partnership

May 8, 2019 5:15 pm

Monique Auriemma’s love for volunteering with Junior Achievement (JA) began in the early 1990s. She was offered the chance to teach a JA Traditional class through the insurance company where she worked, and was delighted to have an outlet where she could engage her passion: teaching kids. A few years later Auriemma was raising children… Read More



How a Young Woman in Architecture Reimagined Her Potential

May 8, 2019 4:22 pm

The spirit of entrepreneurship is guided by ingenuity, perseverance and an eagerness to learn – qualities that Junior Achievement (JA) alumna Shaian Gutierrez possesses wholeheartedly. Gutierrez participated in JA Business Week and JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, and received the JA Inspiration Scholarship in 2018. She plans to pursue her passion for STEM and… Read More



4th grade students placing stickers on a map of Colorado.

4th Graders Get a Closer Look at Colorado Resources through Partnership with CRED

May 6, 2019 3:09 pm

Junior Achievement’s fourth grade program introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a region. As students operate a mock hot dog stand, they learn about some of the fundamental tasks required to run a business such as tracking the revenue and expenses of a business. Additionally, they… Read More



Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain Educator of the Year Award Nominees 2019

May 6, 2019 2:36 pm

Each year, Junior Achievement invites the community to nominate educators for JA’s Educator of the Year Award. These individuals go out of their way to make the JA experience a positive one for volunteers and students, and show enthusiasm for JA’s goal of inspiring and preparing young people to own their economic success. Congratulations to… Read More



FirstBank Employees are “Banking for Good” Through JA Bowl-A-Thon

April 30, 2019 8:09 pm

FirstBank is one of Junior Achievement’s (JA) champion supporters, instilling and implementing the “banking for good” principles through their community partnerships. Cleve Wortham, member of the JA board of directors and President of FirstBank – Denver ensures that employees are assigned specific roles and responsibilities to support JA, especially through JA’s biggest fundraiser, JA Bowl-A-Thon…. Read More





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