Michael Taylor

Alum Becomes Top Realtor, Gives Back to JA Students

November 2, 2018 5:36 pm

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 whirlwind of their business, while also trying to balance a family life and other commitments. Where does volunteering fit in? For business owner and realtor… Read More

Don’t Let Fear Get in the Way of JA

October 30, 2018 4:01 pm

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 going to have enough time in my schedule to prepare before I walked into my first JA classroom,” says Ridgley. “I wondered what the teacher… Read More

Just One of the Cool Kids

October 9, 2018 2:58 pm

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 wire transfers, exchange rates, and world markets in the JA Global Marketplace program. “I’m just one of the cool kids in class learning right there… Read More

200 Teens Gain Expert Advice at Denver Start Up Week

October 9, 2018 2:30 pm

Write everything down—your three biggest strengths and skills that are going to make your dreams possible, as well as every challenge you overcome, because this will help you through the next challenge. This is one of many takeaways from the opening keynote for Denver Start Up Week’s final day, in which Junior Achievement welcomed 200… Read More

Robin Wise President & CEO of Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.

From the Desk of Robin Wise: JA Students Are Future History-Makers

October 9, 2018 2:07 pm

The path to business ownership does not necessarily begin as an adult, as we witnessed just a couple of weeks ago at Denver Startup Week. Through Junior Achievement, 200 teens gained powerful insight from local business owners and leaders into how to jump start their own business ideas and transform them into reality. These teens,… Read More

State Farm® and Junior Achievement Collaborate for Northern Colorado Youth

September 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Long-time Junior Achievement supporter State Farm provides financial support, volunteers State Farm recently contributed $10,000 to Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain (JA). The contribution directly support JA’s financial education programs for K-12 students in Larimer and Weld counties. Since 1996, State Farm has contributed more than $165,000 to JA. In addition to their long-standing financial support, State… Read More

Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement

September 25, 2018 2:29 pm

A new survey by Junior Achievement and AIG reveals the retirement plans and attitudes of U.S. Teens A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and global insurance company AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents’ preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of education about their own. Sixty-nine… Read More

President’s Message: Pump Up the Bacon Jam

September 4, 2018 7:00 pm

I love farmers markets. Amid all the tents and colorful signs, there’s something charming about discovering unique foods not available in a brick and mortar store and having a direct connection to fresh, locally grown produce. But to me, the most exciting aspect of farmers markets is having conversations with the farmers and vendors who… Read More

American Furniture Warehouse Partnership Helping Thousands of Students Learn Financial Responsibility

August 23, 2018 5:39 pm

Imagine you were able to practice being an adult before you actually became one. Do you wish you had a greater understanding of taxes or insurance? Maybe you wish you had some guidance on family budgeting. Junior Achievement’s (JA)  Finance Park, presented by Transamerica, located inside of American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) in Thornton, CO, enables teens… Read More

JA teaches alumna the power of “Yes!”

August 16, 2018 7:20 pm

For Kaitlin Eckenrode, Junior Achievement Business Week was one of the most empowering experiences of her life. Six years ago, Kaitlin attended her first Junior Achievement Business Week where her team won the Jamba Juice Challenge. She continued to attend JA Business Week for three consecutive years, learning valuable skills that have shaped her college… Read More

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