Student Company Success: Combine Columbine

February 28, 2013 9:20 pm

Columbine High School, participating for the second year with The FIRE Within, a youth entrepreneurship program in partnership with Junior Achievement and the Second Wind Fund, ratcheted their business plan up a notch with a goal to increase the reach of their “Living United” message to teens across the state of Colorado.  The mission of the Combine… Read More



“I knew that I would be successful from all the learning”

February 8, 2013 5:08 pm

I was once a regular old student at Aurora Hills Middle School. I’d come every morning to afternoon filling my head with learning almost a perfunctory for me. I’d come home and would be oblivious to my future, I wouldn’t even think about what I might do for a job. I only paid my utmost… Read More



9Who Care Award Recipient & JA Volunteer: Leroy Holm

February 4, 2013 4:52 pm

When Leroy Holm was asked sixteen years ago if he wanted to be a JA Volunteer he raised his hand and said “yes.” And he has been volunteering with JA ever since! As a volunteer he has taught in more than 50 classes and impacted hundreds of kids in Weld and Larimer Counties. When asked… Read More



Accenture grant supports new work readiness program

January 15, 2013 8:42 pm

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)  has awarded Junior Achievement (JA) with a grant of US $1.1 million to develop a new work readiness program that will enable high school students across the United States to gain the skills necessary to secure employment and build a successful long-term career. During its first year of implementation, the program is… Read More



JA Inspiration Scholarship Recipient: “Business is fun”

January 14, 2013 7:03 pm

As a new year begins, I think it is fitting to look back in order to set sights for the future. Hello, my name is Jared Leventhal, and I am humbled to be a 2010 Junior Achievement Inspiration Scholarship Recipient, currently in my third year studying business and engineering at the University of Colorado at… Read More



If Manning wins player of the year, JA wins too!

January 7, 2013 4:55 pm

Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is a finalist for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year, the NFL announced today. Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx until Friday, January 25 at 9 pm ET to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.  There is no limit… Read More



Ask JA: What should I do if a student answers a question incorrectly?

January 2, 2013 10:01 pm

At times you may find yourself standing at the head of the class with a room full of eager students, hands raised, ready to answer the question you have just asked.  You then choose one student to respond and they give you the wrong answer.  Their reply may be anywhere from not quite right to… Read More



10-year partnership between volunteer & teacher

January 2, 2013 9:41 pm

JA Volunteer Tom Bolin has been partnering with the same teacher since 2002. Tom was initially introduced to JA and Mr. Schell through his job with the McDonald’s Corporation and what began as a one time event has turned into a decade long partnership. “I have a great relationship with Mr. Schell and it’s easy… Read More



Partner Profile: FirstBank

December 19, 2012 9:57 pm

JA is grateful to have had a long-standing partnership with FirstBank, a dedicated supporter of our mission to inspire and prepare young people to embrace free enterprise and succeed in a global economy. FirstBank has raised and contributed over $1.2 million to JA since the 2000/01 school year, making the bank our largest business supporter…. Read More



Monfort College of Business & JA Support Young Business Leaders

December 17, 2012 9:04 pm

There’s a good reason the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado will once again be the Video Vignette sponsor of the Junior Achievement Colorado Business Hall of Fame on January 31 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center. “Like the Monfort College of Business, Junior Achievement grooms the business leaders of… Read More





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