Northern Colorado School Counselor Expands JA Scope Throughout Rural Community

March 18, 2019 5:37 pm

JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, was easy for Courtney Fay to pitch to her school district. As a middle school counselor at Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School, Fay was thrilled to tell colleagues about the program that meets all 21st century college and work readiness requirements, not to mention its $0 price tag for… Read More



“The Entrepreneurial Hustle”

March 11, 2019 3:40 pm

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 says. “I was never encouraged to go to college, and I was never told how to apply for college or scholarships.” Junior Achievement (JA) Business… Read More



Hands-On Activities at Otter Products Headquarters Help JA High School Students Become Career-Ready

March 4, 2019 11:49 pm

Last week at the Otter Products headquarters in Fort Collins, a group of teenagers twirled green pipe cleaners into each other’s hair, explaining to their class the benefits and ease of their new “product” – a multifunctional hair accessory. Fashioning pipe cleaners into a product and presenting an advertisement wasn’t simply for amusement, though. Behind… Read More



JA and Broncos Empower Future Female Leaders

February 25, 2019 3:21 pm

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 Branding and Fiscal Fitness. Other activities at the Empowerment Summit included a networking session led by the Denver Scholarship Foundation, team building led by Playworks… Read More



JA Scholarship Recipient Empowering Vulnerable Populations

February 6, 2019 6:09 pm

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 the JA Inspiration Scholarship in 2013. The JA Inspiration Scholarship was one of the many tools Medina Martinez used to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in… Read More



Four Ways to Invest in Your Volunteer Experience with Junior Achievement

January 30, 2019 8:14 pm

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 understand the fundamental connection between school and success. Volunteers open new pathways for youth and leave feeling proud, energized and hopeful about a better future… Read More



Steamboat Springs Middle School Teacher “Instrumental” in JA Growth

January 23, 2019 3:30 pm

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 for students to learn in the classroom. In fact, Junior Achievement (JA) middle school programs were established at Steamboat Springs Middle School largely because of… Read More



Teamwork Skills From JA Are Long-Lasting

January 3, 2019 11:09 pm

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 his passion for education, through education. Following high school, Solano earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Chicano and… Read More



“I take my seat at the table”

December 18, 2018 3:47 pm

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 once painfully shy young woman. In Skelton’s words, the “incredible energy” was the reason she attended JA Business Week three years in a row. Now… Read More





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