“I love seeing different concepts actually click”

May 29, 2013 10:04 pm

Not only is Courtney Sipperley busy at Jackson National Life Insurance as an External Communications Specialist, but she is also busy coordinating volunteer involvement with Junior Achievement throughout the year.  Being the selfless, well rounded individual she is, Courtney represents our community by giving back in many other ways than Junior Achievement. Just locally, she… Read More



Helping Teachers be Successful in their Personal & Professional Lives

May 29, 2013 6:14 pm

On June 10, 45 Denver-area educators are opting to postpone their well-earned summer vacations to take a class on personal financial literacy.  They are participating in the Junior Achievement (JA) Igniting the American Spirit (Ignite) project.  The goal of Ignite is to ensure that low-income students in metro Denver receive financial literacy instruction consistently and… Read More



Partner Profile: Deloitte

May 24, 2013 7:27 pm

Deloitte believes that it is has a powerful role to play in strengthening our community, and has demonstrated their commitment to preparing young people for their future success by being a trusted and long-time partner of JA. This school year 88 Deloitte employees volunteered in elementary and high school classrooms across Metro Denver and Northern Colorado,… Read More



Junior Achievement’s 2013 Teens and Summer Jobs Survey

May 24, 2013 6:54 pm

The 2013 Junior Achievement Teens and Summer Jobs Survey reveals a teen population confident in its ability to find summer work, despite a 24-percent unemployment rate. The national survey of 14-18 year olds shows that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) plan to get a job this summer, and of those, 92 percent are “very” or “somewhat”… Read More



Record-Breaking JA Bowl-A-Thon Raises $910,000

May 14, 2013 2:44 pm

More than 5,385 participants from more than 100 companies hit the lanes to help Junior Achievement (JA) provide financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurial programs to local students. The 30th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon, presented by Pinnacol Assurance, raised a record $910,000, up from $855,000 last year, making it one of the top JA Bowl-A-Thons in… Read More



“Despite our hesitance, we listened, and boy did we learn”

May 7, 2013 6:52 pm

It was freshman year and our economics class entered to a Junior Achievement volunteer ready to teach us about business ethics. Honestly, as 14 year old freshmen, we didn’t think business ethics to be terribly applicable to our everyday lives, and considered browsing our Facebooks to be a more pertinent option. In hindsight, we’re both… Read More



Partner Profile: Western Union

April 26, 2013 8:52 pm

Western Union has teamed up with JA to help fulfill the company’s mission of enriching the lives of people around the world by en­­­hancing their economic opportunities. We are perfect partners! In fact, Western Union recently launched a global partnership with JA Worldwide and is exploring how to partner with JA in countries like Morocco, Hong… Read More



Volunteer Joy Hall Teaches High School Students Success Skills

April 26, 2013 8:21 pm

Think speaking in front of high school students is scary? Think again. Joy Hall from Wells Fargo has conquered this feat for five years, bringing her colleagues to volunteer with juniors at the Denver School of Science and Technology. The Wells Fargo employees take students through JA Success Skills lessons as training for a workplace… Read More





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