“I fell in love with business and everything that comes with it”

April 25, 2013 9:37 pm

Like all teenagers at the age of 15, I was slightly irritated at the fact that my parents had dragged me to a summer camp that I was originally not interested in. However, my irritation was only temporary and most definitely forgotten by the end of the eventful week. Two years later, I realize that… Read More

JA Celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 22, 2013 5:32 pm

As Junior Achievement celebrates National Volunteer Week (April 21-27), we would like to recognize and honor the 5,000 local JA volunteers who are delivering relevant, experiential JA programs to students in our community. Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do! Without the dedication and support of all of our volunteers, we would… Read More

Del Frisco’s Patio Grand Opening Party to Benefit JA

April 15, 2013 5:13 pm

On May 3rd from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Del Frisco’s will host a special patio opening party to benefit JA. Tickets are $100 and include cocktails and appetizers. One hundred percent of the ticket sales will help support JA’s entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness programs. Each guest will be entered into a drawing to… Read More

Money Smart Colorado Week: April 20-27, 2013

April 15, 2013 3:21 pm

As the economy begins to recover, many people are beginning to look for ways to bolster their savings accounts and prepare for the future including retirement, college and investing. However, many Coloradans don’t know where to begin or may not feel confident about their financial know-how after the recent economic crisis. Now, consumers of any… Read More

Local JA Students Benefit from Sam’s Club

April 11, 2013 2:44 pm

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. has received a $15,000 grant to support its entrepreneurship programs in local schools. Sam’s Club presented the grant in support of its focus on youth entrepreneurship education. “Knowledge of the free enterprise system, its benefits to citizens and its relationship to job creation is important for our young people,” commented Robin Wise, president… Read More

“A whole new perspective on the world”

April 6, 2013 4:52 pm

JA has impacted my life in lots of ways. JA has taught me things like zones in cities, how banks work, and how communities work. If it weren’t for that, I would not even know a third of the things today. I have had a JA employee come too my class every year since kindergarten… Read More

Partner Profile: Encana

March 28, 2013 3:37 pm

Encana, a leading North American energy producer, has a strong community investment program.  Since 2003, Encana has donated more than $540,000 to help JA inspire students to get excited about their futures and equip them with the skills necessary to be successful and part of a skilled and sustainable workforce. In addition, more than 300… Read More

Denver-area Junior Achievement students feel more confident and better equipped than their peers to own their financial futures

March 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and The Allstate Foundation’s 2013 Teens and Personal Finance Poll shows that teenagers are more optimistic about their financial futures, with a 20 percent increase in teens believing they will be financially better off than their parents. However, part of their financial security comes from depending on parents until a later… Read More

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