Walmart Foundation Grant Helps Prepare and Inspiring Wyoming Students

December 11, 2012 5:03 pm

Junior Achievement (JA) received a $25,000 contribution to assist with providing JA’s proven programs to middle and high school students in Wyoming schools. The grant – which was given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – supports JA classroom programs that focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. “This… Read More

“After the first time volunteering, I was hooked”

December 9, 2012 10:26 pm

Paul Natale has been an entrepreneur, has worked in the private industry, and in both city and state government, drawing from his diverse backgrounds to ease the minds of students.  “This shows that there are many roads to happiness in the workforce.  When students realize that there are many career paths and the first one… Read More

kigo footwear December Gratitude & Giving Program Supports JA

December 5, 2012 11:46 pm

kigo footwear, minimalist shoes for the barefoot lifestyle, is celebrating the 2012 holiday season focused on gratitude and giving. During the months of November and December, the company is donating a portion of all online sales to a nonprofit that is making a difference through its efforts to keep people healthy and empowered. Between December… Read More

Immerse yourself in all that Junior Achievement has to offer

November 26, 2012 9:44 pm

I first encountered the Junior Achievement programs through several business courses at Mountain Vista High School. The knowledge I acquired in these courses, and the love I developed for business, allowed me to start my first company. From there, my new-found admiration led me to San Diego State University, where I am currently pursuing a… Read More

The students weren’t the only ones that learned

November 20, 2012 10:39 pm

By Adam Wise, George Washington High School student and son of JA President & CEO Robin Wise What an amazing experience! I recently taught Junior Achievement (JA) Our City to first graders at Montclair Elementary School. As a high school student, it was an amazing experience to have that big of an impact on my… Read More

JA Finance Park gave students a taste of the real world

November 20, 2012 9:16 pm

By Allyson Espinal, Public Relations Officer at Rangeview High School On November 12, 2012, all DECA students, in addition to Mrs. Franklin’s Accounting class, and Mr. Campo’s class had the opportunity to attend the JA Finance Park at the American Furniture Warehouse in Thornton, Colorado. Every student had been preparing to attend the park since September,… Read More

See the difference you can make in a young person’s life

November 19, 2012 8:12 pm

Joe Acker was the first in his family to graduate with a college degree, and understands first hand the hard work, discipline and eventual rewards of investing in higher education. Joe is now a successful Accounting Manager, and in 2002 he decided that he wanted to “pay-it-forward” and get involved in an organization that was… Read More

2013 Fiscal Fitness Workshop: Jan. 25 & 26

November 14, 2012 5:42 pm

The FREE workshop you can’t afford to miss! January 25 & 26, 2013 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition offers this FREE, 2-day workshop to help you build knowledge about personal finance. This critical economic and personal finance content will help you improve your own financial… Read More

Teams Test Their Investing Mettle

November 6, 2012 3:44 pm

The energy of 1,200 students from 40 Colorado high schools nearly blew the roof off the DU Cable Center during the 2012 JA Stock Market Challenge, presented by The Allstate Foundation last week. Students got some hands on experience with investment strategies, carefully playing the game in order to win. To achieve success, they applied… Read More

New tool to help you remember JA on Colorado Gives Day

November 5, 2012 6:47 pm

Tuesday, December 4 is Colorado Gives Day, presented by the Community First Foundation and FirstBank. With your help, we have a goal of raising $40,000 to support important programs like JA Finance Park. When you make your gift to JA on Colorado Gives Day: 100% of your donation goes to JA The value of your donation will be… Read More

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